Sipo calls for change to political donations loophole

Sipo calls for change to political donations loophole

The electoral watchdog has called for a change in the law to tackle secret political donors who have given parties €1.1 million for their election war chests.

The identity of everyone who donates over €600 to a political party has to be published under the law. But if they donate the money to a local party branch, then they can keep their identity secret.

The Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo)’s head of ethics and lobbying regulation...

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