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Guidelines for the Seanad General Election 2016

Published  February 2016

These guidelines for the Seanad General Election 2016 have been published by the Standards Commission in accordance with section 4(6)(a) of the Electoral Act 1997, as amended. 

If you have any queries please contact the Standards in Public Office Commission


18 Lower Leeson Street

Dublin 2

Telephone:      01 6395666

Fax:                 01 6395684

Email:              sipo@sipo.ie

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Seanad Guidelines 2016

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Summary of the Seanad Guidelines 2016

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  1. Introduction
  2. Useful Information
  3. Keeping a record of donations received in relation to the election
  4. What is a donation?
  5. What is not a donation?
  6. Expenses incurred by an organisation or body (other than a registered political party)
  7. Loans to candidates
  8. Opening and maintaining a political donations account
  9. Prohibited donations
  10. Furnishing the required statutory documentation
  11. Tax clearance requirements
  12. Offences and penalties
  13. Appendix 1 - Definitions
  14. Appendix 2 - Fund-raising events