Ethics in Public Office

All those who hold designated directorships (Board memberships) or occupy designated positions of employment in public bodies, prescribed by regulation for the purposes of the Ethics legislation (i.e. the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001), must comply with the relevant provisions of the legislation. Compliance with the Ethics Acts is deemed to be a condition of appointment or employment.

All persons who have obligations under the Acts are obliged to act in accordance with the guidelines and any advice given by the Standards Commission, unless by so doing they would be contravening another provision of the legislation.

Amongst other requirements, the Ethics in Public Office Acts provides for the disclosure of registrable interests by holders of designated Board memberships and occupiers of designated positions of employment in public bodies prescribed for the purposes of the Ethics legislation. For more information, please see the Standards in Public Office Commission below:

Contact Details for Standards in Public office Commission

Web: sipo.gov.ie
E-mail: sipo@sipo.gov.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 639 5666
18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2