Will the City and County Councils in Munster follow suit? Let’s start with Waterford Council!
Following the recent RTE Investigates programme on Standards in Public Office broadcast on Monday 7 December 2015, the Donegal County Council Ethics Registrar has taken the unusual step of issuing a special notice in accordance with Section 174(6) of the Local Government Act 2001 to everyone required to make such declarations within the Council bringing to their attention again the appropriate requirements of the Ethical Framework including relevant codes of conduct.
As we learned from the programme many councillors may forget, or inadvertently omit certain details from their returns. In this regard and as it’s Christmas we are asking our blog readers to help our Councillors with these returns.
In their statement Donegal County Council advise:
In the case of Councillors the reporting requirements arise under Section 171 of the Local Government Act 2001. … Councillors should also be mindful of the separate ongoing disclosure requirements on a Member under
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