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Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995

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Number 22 of 1995


ETHICS IN PUBLIC OFFICE ACT, 1995


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, commencement, partial cesser and collective citation.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Regulations.

4.

Expenses.

PART II

Members

5.

Statements of members' registrable interests for Clerks.

6.

The Register.

7.

Declarations of interest by members in Oireachtas proceedings.

8.

Appointment of, and complaints to, Committees.

9.

Investigations by Committees.

10.

Reports by Committees.

11.

Award of costs by Committees.

12.

Guidelines and advice from Committees.

PART III

Office Holders

13.

Statements of office holders' additional interests for Clerks.

14.

Statements of interest by office holders in relation to the performance of certain functions.

15.

Gifts to office holders.

PART IV

The Public Service

16.

Statements by Attorney General.

17.

Designated directorships.

18.

Designated positions of employment.

19.

Special advisers.

20.

Provisions relating to statements under sections 17 to 19.

PART V

The Commission

21.

Establishment, membership and functions of Commission.

22.

Complaints to Commission.

23.

Investigations by Commission.

24.

Reports by Commission.

25.

Guidelines and advice from Commission.

26.

Award of costs by Commission.

27.

Annual and special reports by Commission.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

28.

Action by Houses where reports laid before them.

29.

Statements of interests outside periods specified in sections 5, 13 and 20.

30.

Voluntary statements.

31.

Discontinuance of investigations.

32.

Powers of Committees and Commission.

33.

Independence of Commission.

34.

Retention of statements and matters concerning legal or medical services.

35.

Prohibition of disclosure of information.

36.

Obligation to comply with determinations of Committees and Commission.

37.

Provisions in relation to offences.

38.

Amendment of Prevention of Corruption Acts, 1889 to 1916.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE

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Number 22 of 1995


ETHICS IN PUBLIC OFFICE ACT, 1995


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS OF HOLDERS OF CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICES (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS) AND DESIGNATED DIRECTORS OF AND PERSONS EMPLOYED IN DESIGNATED POSITIONS IN CERTAIN PUBLIC BODIES, FOR THE APPOINTMENT BY EACH SUCH HOUSE OF A COMMITTEE, AND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMISSION, TO INVESTIGATE CONTRAVENTIONS OF THIS ACT AND TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE THEREWITH, TO PROHIBIT THE RETENTION OF VALUABLE GIFTS BY HOLDERS OF CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICES, TO AMEND THE PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION ACTS, 1889 TO 1916, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [22nd July, 1995]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: