Social Democrat co-leader Catherine Murphy and Social Democrat candidate for Dublin Fingal, Paul Mulvihill
Round Room, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
Social Democrats launch a policy document called ‘Honest Politics – Restoring trust in politics and public life’. aiming to “tackle corruption in Irish political and public life”.
Policy proposals include:
A commitment to establishing an Independent Anti-Corruption unit with significant wide-ranging detection and prosecution powers
The establishment of an Electoral Commission, the introduction of an Oireachtas Commission vetting procedure for all senior appointments to public bodies,
Reform of the Ministers and Secretaries Act to make senior public servants accountable for their actions,
And a commitment to poverty-proof all legislative, policy, and budgetary decisions.
Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy said:
“Too often there is little if any accountability when wrongdoing is uncovered and that is why we believe that an Independent Anti-Corruption unit – with wide-ranging powers to investigate and prosecute is a necessary step which can not only help restore much-needed trust but also to put an end to the need for expensive and lengthy tribunals and commissions of investigation.”