Updated to 12 March 2019 (Act No. 7 of 2019 and S.I. No. 89 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act except Part II, Part III in so far as it relates to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of each House of the Oireachtas,Parts V and IV in so far as they relate to members of either such House 1 November 1995 Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 282 of 1995), arts. 2(1), (2)
Part II of that Act in so far as it relates to—(i) Dáil Éireann and its members,(ii) the Clerk of Dáil Éireann,(iii) committees of Dáil Éireann and their members and clerks,(iv) joint committees of Dáil and Seanad Éireann and their members and clerks,Part III in so far as it relates to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Dáil Éireann, Parts V and VI in so far as they relate to members of Dáil Éireann 1 January 1996 Resolution of Dáil Éireann: Debates Volume 457, 26 October 1995, Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995: Motion
Part II of that Act in so far as it relates to—(i) Seanad Éireann and its Members,(ii) the Clerk of Seanad Éireann,(iii) committees of Seanad Éireann and their members and clerks,(iv) joint committees of Seanad and Dáil Éireann and their members and clerks, Part III in so far as it relates to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Seanad Éireann, Parts V and VI in so far as they relate to Members of Seanad Éireann 1 January 1996 Resolution of Seanad Éireann: Debates Volume 145, 15 November 1995, Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995: Motion

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Appl. 42/2004, ss. 3(1) (2), 13(1) (d)
  22/2008, s. 36(7)(col. cit.)
  37/2010, ss. 1(4), 33(12), 38(12) (col. cit.)
  19/2011, ss. 1(6), 44(7) (col. cit.)
  13/2014, s. 1(4), 24(3)
Appl. (excl. s.19 (2) (6) (a)). 27/1997, ss. 11(5), 14(2)
Appl. with ness. mods. 37/2001, ss. 7, 180(2)
  31/2001, ss. 11(b), 29(2)
Constr. of refs. am. 31/2001, ss. 15, 29 (2)
Non applic. of. 10/2004, ss. 12(1), 13(2)
  5/1999, ss. 10, 11(2)
Removal for contravention of 41/2011, ss. 1(2), 27(1)(d) (col. cit.)
  10/2010, s. 17(1)(d)
Rstrct. 31/2001, ss. 12, 29 (2)
Saver S.I. No. 492 of 2008, rls. 2, 31(1)(col. cit.)
Trans. of functns. under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 2 designated directorship prescribed S.I. No. 32 of 1997, reg. 4, schedule 2
S. 2 "designated positions" prescribed S. I. No. 57 of 1996, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 32 of 1997, reg. 5, schedule 2
  S. I. No. 698 of 2004, regs. 2, 4 & schedule
  S. I. No. 699 of 2004, regs. 2, 4, 5, 6 & schedule
S. 2 appl. 33/2004, ss. 3, 7
S. 2(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 11
  31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 2(2) (3) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 2(4) am. 1/2003, s. 119, sch. 3
S. 5(1) (2) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 5(2) am. S.I. No. 562 of 2001, art. 3
S. 5(3A), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 6(4)(a) (b)(ii) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 7(2A), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 7(3) am. 31/2001, ss. 13 (1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 8(1A), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13 (1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 8(2) (3) (4) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 8(6)-(7) inserted 53/2015, ss. 10(3), 8
S. 9 applic. restrict. 31/2001, ss. 8, 29(2)
S. 9(1) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 9(2), subsec. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 9(2A) (2B), subsecs. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 9(3)(a) am. 31/2001, ss. 13, 29(2), sch. 1
S. 10(1)(b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 10(1A), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 10(2)(a) (b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 10(2)(c), par. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 11(1)(a) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 12(1)(a) (b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13, 29(2), sch. 1
S. 12(1A) (1B), subsecs. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 13(1) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 13(1) (b), par. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 13(4) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 13(5) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 12
S. 14(3) (b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 14(3)(b) references construed S.I. No. 57 of 1996, reg. 5(a)
S. 15(1) am. 16/2001, s. 1(3) (4), sch. 3, 4
S. 15(2)(b) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 13
S. 15(2)(ii) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 14
S. 15(4)(a)(ii) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 15
S. 16(1)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 16
S. 16(2)(a), par. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 17 removal for failure under 18/2009, ss. 10(8), 84(8)(c)
S. 17(1)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 17
S. 18(1)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 18
S. 18(3)(b)(iii) references construed 7/2018, ss. 9, 14(2), (4)
S. 18(3)(b)(v), offices prescribed under S. I. No. 698 of 2004, regs. 2, 6
  S. I. No. 699 of 2004, regs. 2, 7
S. 19, non applic. of. 33/2004, ss. 3, 7(1) (4)
S. 19(1)(a) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61(1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 19(3)(a) amount of maximum salary prescribed S. I. No. 57 of 1996, art. 4
  S. I. No. 698 of 2004, regs. 2, 5
S. 19(3)(a)(i) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 19
S. 19(4) applied with modifications S.I. No. 320 of 1997, reg. 3
S. 19(5) del. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61(1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 19(7), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29 (2), sch. 1
S. 20(1) references construed S.I. No. 320 of 1997, reg. 4(a)
  S.I. No. 57 of 1996, reg. 5(b)
S. 20(1) (1A), subsecs. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13, 29(2), sch. 1
S. 20(3) (3A) (3B), subsecs. ins. and substit. 31/2001, ss. 13, 29(2), sch. 1
S. 20(3) references construed S.I. No. 320 of 1997, reg. 4(b), (c)
Pt. 5 (ss. 21-27), cntc. in effect with ness. mods. 31/2001, ss. 14(1) (2), 29(2)
S. 21(1) (2) (2A)-(2I), subsecs. substit. and ins. 31/2001, ss. 2, 29(2)
S. 21(2)(a) am. 18/2014, ss. 1(2), 52(a)
S. 21(2E)(a) am. 18/2014, ss. 1(2), 52(b)
S. 21(2F) substit. 18/2014, ss. 1(2), 52(c)
S. 21(2I) am. 5/2015, ss. 1(2), 27(a)
S. 21(3) (4) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 21(3) (a) (iii) rep. 31/2001, ss. 28, 29(2), sch. 2
S. 21(4) (c) rep. (in pt.). 31/2001, ss. 28, 29(2), sch. 2
S. 21(6) rep. 31/2001, ss. 28, 29(2), sch. 2
S. 22, am. with saving. 31/2001, ss. 13(1) (2), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 22, saving for. 31/2001, ss. 14(1) (2) (a), 29(2)
S. 22(1)(b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1) (2), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 22(2), rep. with saving. 31/2001, ss. 28(1) (2), 29(2), sch. 2
S. 22(4)(c) (d), appl. with ness. mods. 31/2001, ss. 11(b), 29(2)
S. 22(5), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13 (1) (2), 29 (2), sch. 1
S. 23(1) (1A)-(1C), subsecs. substit. and ins. 31/2001, ss. 7, 29 (2)
S. 23(1), saving for. 31/2001, ss. 14(1) (2) (b), 29(2)
S. 23 (3) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29 (2), sch. 1
S. 24, saving for. 31/2001, ss. 14(1) (2) (c), 29(2)
S. 24(1) (b), par. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(1)(c)(i) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(2) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(2) references construed S.I. No. 57 of 1996, reg. 5(c)
S. 24(3)(a), par. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(3)(b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(3)(c) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(3)(c)(i) (ii) (iii), subpars. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 24(5A), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 25, ctnc. of guidelines under. 31/2001, ss. 14(3), 29(2)
S. 25(1)(a) (b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 25(1)(b), saving for. 31/2001, ss. 14 (1) (2) (d), 29 (2)
S. 25(1A)(1B), subsecs. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 25(2) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 26(1)(a) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29 2), sch. 1
S. 27(1), saving for. 31/2001, ss. 14(1) (2)(e), 29(2)
Pt. VI applied (ss. 28-38) 34/2009, ss. 1(2), 31(3)
S. 28(1) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 28(2)(c)(ii), subpar. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 28(2A), subsec. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 28(3) am. 31/2001, ss. 10(16), 29(2)
S. 29(1)(e), par. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 29(2)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 20
S. 29(2)(c)(i) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 20
S. 30 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 21
S. 31(2) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 32(4A) (4B), subsecs. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 32(4A) sanction prescribed 31/2001, ss. 17, 29(2)
S. 32(6)(b) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 32(8), applic. rstrct. 31/2001, ss. 16(1), 29(2)
S. 32(8), subsec. substit. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 32(11) appl. 25/1997, ss. 1(6), 4(9)
S. 32(11)(c) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 32(11A) (11B), subsecs. ins. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 33 am. 5/2015, ss. 1(2), 27(b)
S. 35(1) am. 5/2015, ss. 1(2), 27(c)
S. 35(2) saver 41/2011, ss. 1(2), 17(4)
  40/2011, ss. 1(2), 15(3)
S. 35(2)(b)(i), constr. of ref. am. S. I. No. 32 of 1997, reg. 6
S. 35(2)(b)(i) am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 35(2)(c) am. 5/2015, ss. 1(2), 27(d)(i)
S. 35(2)(d) am. 5/2015, ss. 1(2), 27(d)(ii)
S. 35(2)(e) ins. 5/2015, ss. 1(2), 27(d)(iii)
S. 36 am. 31/2001, ss. 13(1), 29(2), sch. 1
S. 37 appl. 31/2001, ss. 17, 19(2), 29(2)
S. 38 repealed 9/2018, ss. 1(2), 4, schedule 2
S. 38 applied 34/2009, ss. 1(2), 16(1)
Sch. 1, par. 1(7) am. 44/2009, ss. 14(1), 15(3), Schedule, part 1
Sch. 1, par. 1(13), bodies prescibed for the purposes of S.I. No. 699 of 2004, regs. 2, 8
Sch. 1, Para. 1(13) public body prescribed S.I. No. 32 of 1997, reg. 3
Sch. 2 am. 16/2001, s. 1(3) (4), sch. 3, 4
Sch. 2, para. 1(4) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 22
Sch. 2, para. 1(5) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 22
Sch. 2, para. 1(6)(b) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 22

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 483 of 2018)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 35 of 2015)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 265 of 2013)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 575 of 2012)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 644 of 2011)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 707 of 2011)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 5 of 2010)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 126 of 2010
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 596 of 2010
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 320 of 2009)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 321 of 2009)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Body, Designated Directorships and Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 310 of 1997)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 57 of 1996)
S. 3(1)(b) Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995 (Section 3(1)(B)) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 320 of 1997)
Ss. 3, 18 Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 145 of 2008)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 606 of 2008)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 677 of 2006)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 673 of 2005)
S. 3(3) Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 256 of 2012)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 582 of 2012)
S. 3, schedule 1, para. 1(13) Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 484 of 2018)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 36 of 2015)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 271 of 2013)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 15 of 2010)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 645 of 2010)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of and Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 146 of 2008)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 607 of 2008)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of and Positions in Public Bodies) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 678 of 2006)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of and Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 672 of 2005)
  Ethics in Public Office (Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 698 of 2004)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Bodies, Designated Directorships of Public Bodies and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 699 of 2004)
  Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed Public Body, Designated Directorships and Designated Positions in Public Bodies) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 32 of 1997)