Do you accept donations for political purposes? If you are an individual or organisation that accepts donations of more than €100 for political purposes, you are a third party under the Electoral Act, and have obligations under the Act.
Third parties must:
A donation can comprise of money, property or services. If it is given for a political purpose – as defined in the Electoral Act – it is considered a political donation.
Political purposes include:
See the Explanatory Note for Third Parties for a complete definition of a political purpose.
You must apply to register using an application form from the Standards Commission. We may ask you for more information, if it is needed.
The Standards Commission publishes a list in its annual report of third parties that submitted returns for the previous year.
If you are no longer accepting donations for political purposes, you must apply to the Commission to de-register as a third party using the form from the Standards Commission.