The following persons can make a complaint to the Standards Commission about an alleged contravention of the disclosure provisions of the 1995 Act:

  • A member of the public
  • A member of Dáil Éireann or of Seanad Éireann
  • The Minister for Finance
  • A Minister of the Government
  • The "appropriate authority" (within the meaning of the Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956, but excluding a Minister of the Government) in relation to a civil servant
  • The Committee on Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann or the Committee on Members' Interests of Seanad Éireann

The persons listed above can make a complaint about holders of certain positions. Details of the categories of such positions can be found in Section 22 of the Ethics Act 1995