Mary Lou McDonald told Sipo: ‘The donation that you refer to was not offered to, or accepted by, the Sinn Féin party in the 26-county jurisdiction’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald told a State watchdog it had no authority to scrutinise donations made to the party in Northern Ireland on the g(...)

 Fianna Fáil has lodged an official complaint about Dara Murphy with the Dáil Members Interests Committee. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Neither the Standards in Public Office Commission nor the Dáil Members’ Interests Committee will be able to investigate complaints about the former Fi(...)

Senator David Norris: claimed €29,459 for “website, design and online” services last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent Senator David Norris has spent nearly €70,000 since 2015 on website design and online services, information from the Standards in Public O(...)

Fine Gael  recorded a surplus for 2017 of €1.6m. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Political parties are using million of euros of public funding to bolster their financial position ahead of European and local elections – and perhaps(...)

Margaret McGeehan, chair of Donegal Pro Life, has asked principals that students be shown or given access to the “Keep the 8th” video, “in the interest of a balanced debate”.

Secondary schools in Donegal have been asked by an anti-abortion group to show a graphic video to senior students ahead of the May 25th referendum on (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during his visit to Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed a decision by Labour leader Brendan Howlin to write to the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) about the(...)

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has criticised Sipo, after it found that he intentionally breached ethics legislation.

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has criticised the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo), after it found that he intentionally breached ethics legisl(...)

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has resigned from Fianna Fáil, after he was found to have breached ethics legislation.

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has resigned from Fianna Fáil, after he was found to have breached ethics legislation. The Standards in Public Office Commi(...)

 Election posters on Cork Street Dublin 8.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The
Irish
Times

TDs and senators have been warned not to use pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes or other Oireachtas facilities to support candidates in next week’s Europea(...)

Minister for Transport and Tourism Leo Varadkar said there will be no change to the policy on local political funding. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said there will be no change on the Government’s position on political party funding at local level, a stance (...)