Are you a Senator? If so, you have obligations under the Ethics Acts, the Electoral Act and the Code of Conduct for Members of Seanad Éireann who are not office holders.

If you are running for election, you have obligations under the Electoral Act, both during the election and after you are elected. When elected, you must also adhere to the Ethics Acts and the Code of Conduct.

As a senator, you are also a designated public official under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. See for more information on lobbying.

Where can I get advice?

Contact us at the Standards Commission for advice on your obligations under the Electoral Act.

Contact the Committee on Members’ Interests of Seanad Éireann for advice on the Ethics Acts or the Code of Conduct, as we do not have authority to advise you in these areas.