Political Donations - Responsibilities of Local Authority Members

Released: 11 February 2010

The Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999, (as amended) sets out the framework for dealing with the receipt of political donations by Local Authority Members.

The legislation requires each person who, in the preceding year, was a Member of a Local Authority, to furnish to the local authority concerned a “donation statement”, accompanied by a statutory declaration, indicating whether or not during the previous year, the member received a donation, as prescribed in accordance with the above Act, the value of which exceeds €634.87, and stating in respect of each such donation (if any):-

(i) the value of the donation, and
(ii) the name, description and postal address of the person by or on whose behalf the donation was made by the 31st January 2010.

Members of the above Local Authorities have furnished donation statements to their respective Local Authority. 

The “donation statements”, in respect of the Members of each Local Authority, can be inspected between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday until 12th March 2010 at the following locations:-

Kerry County Council                 Corporate Affairs, Room 223, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee
Tralee Town Council                   Town Hall, Tralee
Killarney Town Council               Town Hall, Killarney
Listowel Town Council                Town Hall, Listowel

Gerard O’Brien, A/SEO, Corporate Affairs, Kerry County Council
Michael Scannell, Town Clerk, Tralee Town Council
Michael O'Leary, Town Clerk, Killarney Town Council
Nora Daly, Town Clerk, Listowel Town Council.

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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