Electioneering costs money and parties still manage to raise substantial amounts of private funding. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the face of it rules about Irish political funding are among the strictest in the world. Since the Electoral Act 2007, the limits on funds received(...)

Gerry Adams, following the presidential address at last year’s Sinn Féin ardfheis, with (from left) Mary Lou McDonald, Liadh Ní Riada, Martina Anderson, Martin McGuinness,and Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has received more than €5 million in State funding and private donations since 2011 but also strengthens its operation through TDs and Senat(...)

The Family and Life website.

A Fine Gael TD has called for an investigation into a pro-life organisation which brought 13 politicians to New York and Washington last March and is (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill was investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission over travel and subsistence claims made between 2006 and 2007.

A Fianna Fáil Senator already investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission for alleged duplication of expenses claims has now separately (...)

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour all make zero returns – indicating that the parties’ fundraising is geared towards raising money through encouraging multiple donations worth €126 or less.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Standards in Public Office Commission said yesterday that files had been sent to the gardaí in relation to the People Before (...)