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From TheJournal.ie 239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012 Donations

239 politicians disclose total of €3,800 donations in 2012

TDs, Senators and MEPs are only legally required to disclose donations if a single donor gives more than €634.87.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan rejects Moriarty recommendation on tax relief for political donations Political Donations This post contains a poll

Noonan rejects Moriarty recommendation on tax relief for political donations

The finance minister says lower limits on the amount individuals can donate will limit the impact that high earners can have.

From TheJournal.ie 14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs Severance

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs Exclusive

The Dáil’s committee on members interests says TDs failed to honour their obligations by leaving their former council jobs out of their annual Register of Members’ Interests.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws Ethics

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws Exclusive

The public ethics watchdog believes TDs should declare council positions if they receive a severance pay-off – but of 22 TDs and Senators, only four did so.

From TheJournal.ie 86 per cent of Irish people believe corruption is a major problem Standards

86 per cent of Irish people believe corruption is a major problem

Some 36 per cent of respondents said they believed they were personally affected by corruption in their daily lives, according to the latest report by the Standards in Public Office Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remember how SIPO went after politicians for fiddling their expenses? Me neither Opinion

Column: Remember how SIPO went after politicians for fiddling their expenses? Me neither

There were two elections and two referendums last year – and yet, political parties received just €31k in donations. What’s going on, asks Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011 Political Currency

Parties got €12.6m from State and €31k in donations in 2011

The Standards in Public Office Commission has released new data this evening on how much the State gave political parties and how much parties received in disclosed donations.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie No proof of tax clearance provided by Fine Gael senator SIPO

No proof of tax clearance provided by Fine Gael senator

Fine Gael has said it is treating Senator Pat O’Neill’s failure to provide tax clearance “with the utmost seriousness”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's politicians disclose €378,920 in donations for 2011 Donations

Ireland's politicians disclose €378,920 in donations for 2011

TDs, Senators and MEPs who served in roles in 2011 are required to disclose donations above €634.87 from one person.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillor committed 'minor' breach of ethics guidelines - SIPO Investigation

Dublin councillor committed 'minor' breach of ethics guidelines - SIPO

However a report by the Standards Commission said that the contraventions by Oisin Quinn were inadvertent.

From TheJournal.ie Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign? Race For The Áras

Guess which #Áras11 candidate spent the most on their campaign?

Hint: It wasn’t the winner…

From TheJournal.ie Callely arrested in probe over mobile phone receipts Ivor Callely

Callely arrested in probe over mobile phone receipts

Former junior minister Ivor Callely has been arrested as part of an investigation into the use of fraudulent receipts.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil publishes bill to regulate lobbyist industry Lobbying

Fianna Fáil publishes bill to regulate lobbyist industry

The party says a lobbyists’ register must be brought into effect before the State considers selling off its major assets.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual 'leaders' allowance' Expenses

Ireland’s ‘best-kept secret’: 12 senators receiving €23k annual 'leaders' allowance'

12 independent members of the Seanad are entitled to a little-known allowance of around €23,000 per year, TDs are told.

From TheJournal.ie Almost €10 million spent by general election 2011 candidates Election Expenses

Almost €10 million spent by general election 2011 candidates

Fine Gael came out on top of the election expenses list, reporting that its candidates spent over €3.1m on their campaigns.

From TheJournal.ie FF councillor seeks information on ownership of St Luke's Fianna Fáil

FF councillor seeks information on ownership of St Luke's

A review of Fianna Fáil’s Dublin Central operations will ascertain whether the St Luke’s office is “available” to the party.

From TheJournal.ie Government unveils details of plans for political funding reform Political Funding

Government unveils details of plans for political funding reform

The new measures include details of gender quotas as well as new lower limits on the donations that parties can accept.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal candidate reported to Gardaí over failure to disclose expenses Bye-Election

Donegal candidate reported to Gardaí over failure to disclose expenses

The Standards in Public Office commission says candidates in the Donegal South-West by-election will receive €38,795 in refunds.

From TheJournal.ie Action needed to secure charity independence, suggests report Charities

Action needed to secure charity independence, suggests report

A report published by an umbrella body of Irish charities says legal changes are needed to allow charities to flourish.

From TheJournal.ie Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws Lobbying

Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws Exclusive

The competition says it does not need to register as a lobby group, and confirms a government contribution of €300,000.