Ethics in Public Office Act 1995

Statements of interests outside periods specified in sections 5, 13 and 20 .

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29. (1) ( a) Where the registrable interests or the additional interests of a person change, the person may at any time furnish a statement in writing of the changes to the Clerk.

( b) Where a person fails to comply with section 5 or 13 , the person may at any time furnish to the Clerk a statement in writing of the registrable interest or additional interest concerned.

( c) Where a person is advised under section 12 or 25 or it appears from guidelines published under either of those sections that an interest of the person is a registrable interest or an additional interest, the person shall, as soon as may be after the receipt of the advice or, as the case may be, the publication of the guidelines, prepare and furnish to the Clerk a statement in writing of the additional interest or registrable interest.

( d) Where a person becomes a member or an office holder after a registration date, he may, at any time before the next registration date, furnish to the Clerk a statement in writing of his or her registrable interests and, (in the case of an office holder) his or her additional interests.

F83 [ ( e ) When the Clerk receives a statement under paragraph ( a ), ( b ), ( c ) or ( d ) or section 30 or corrects an error in or amends a register established by him or her under section 6, he or she shall

(i) in the case of a statement under paragraph ( a ), ( b ), ( c ) or ( d ) relating to an additional interest, furnish a copy of it to the Commission and (if it is a statement of a Minister of the Government or a Minister of State) the Taoiseach,

(ii) in the case of a statement under section 30, furnish a copy of it to the Commission,

(iii) in the case of a correction or amendment, notify the Commission of it. ]

(2) (a) Where the interests specified in section 17 (1) (a), 18 (2) (a) or 19 (3) (a) (i) of a person to whom that section F84 [ applies or of the spouse or civil partner of such a person ] or of a child either of such a person or of the spouse of such a person change the person may at any time furnish a statement in writing of the change to the person or persons to whom statements under that provision are required to be furnished.

( b) Where a person fails to comply with section 17 (1) (a), 18 (2) (a) or 19 (3) (a) (i) , the person may at any time furnish a statement in writing of the interests concerned to the person or persons to whom statements under that provision are required to be furnished.

( c) Where a person to whom section 17 (1) (a), 18 (2) (a) or 19 (3) (a) (i) applies is advised under section 25 or it appears from guidelines published under section 25 that an interest of the person or F84 [ an interest of his or her spouse or civil partner ] or a child of the person or of his or her spouse is an interest to which section 17 (1) (a), 18 (2) (a) or 19 (3) (a) (i) , as the case may be, applies, the person shall, as soon as may be after the receipt of the advice or, as the case may be, the publication of the guidelines, prepare and furnish to the person or persons to whom statements under that provision are required to be furnished a statement of the interest.

(3) A statement under this section (other than a statement indicating the cesser or disposal of an interest) shall be in a form determined under section 5 (1), 13 (1) or 20 (2) , as may be appropriate, or in a form to the like effect and shall contain appropriate information in relation to such matters (if any) respecting the interest concerned as may be specified in the appropriate form determined as aforesaid.

(4) Section 6 (4) (b) and subsection (3) shall apply to a statement of a registrable interest furnished to a Clerk in pursuance of a determination of a Committee or the Commission under section 10 (2) (c) or 24 (3) (c) and subsection (1) (e) and subsection (3) shall apply to a statement of an additional interest furnished to a Clerk in pursuance of a determination of the Commission under section 24 (3) (c) .

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Substituted (10.12.2001) by Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), s. 13(1) and sch. 1, S.I. No. 576 of 2001 and resolutions of both Houses of the Oireachtas. Resolution of Dáil Éireann: Debates Volume 546, 6 December 2001. Resolution of Seanad Éireann: Debates Volume 168, 28 November 2001.

F84

Substituted (1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010), s. 97 and sch. part 1, item 20, S.I. No. 648 of 2010.