Ireland does not have an effective means of preventing, detecting, and prosecuting corruption and white collar crime.
Various Tribunals and Commissions of Inquiry have come and gone with few consequences for corrupt and reckless behaviour.
Anti-corruption law is spread across a multitude of legislation, and responsibility for preventing and prosecuting corruption is spread across a multitude of agencies.
The Social Democrats have a plan to tackle white collar crime and corruption and we believe this can improve accountability, end cronyism, and restore confidence in public life.
The Social Democrats’ proposals are:
Want to read our full proposal for an Independent Anti-Corruption Agency?
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