Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin. A Fianna Fáil spokesman said all of its fundraising for 2014 came under the €1,500 limit, above which donations must be publicly declared.

Fianna Fáil was the only major political party not to receive a donation last year above the €1,500 threshold which requires such contributions to be (...)

Renua Ireland president Eddie Hobbs said it was difficult for new parties to get up and running, indeed it was “near, but not quite, impossible”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renua Ireland president Eddie Hobbs has appealed for €1 million in donations to fund the party’s general election campaign – with €20,000 being immedi(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has launched the new site, lobbying.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thousands of companies and organisations will be required to declare on the new online register of lobbying which has been launched by Minister for Pu(...)

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 (...)