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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Election candidates who put TD on their poster after the dissolution of the Dail

Many political candidates use the suffix TD after their name on posters even though posters are only allowed to put up after the disollution of the Dail when they are no longer TDs.

No authority wants to regulate this.

via irishelectionliterature.com

Lobbying Register

When an election is called, TDs cease to be TDs

No mention of it in the Dissolution guidelines.

No mention of it in electoral law, Electoral Act 1992

No mention of it in the Standard in Public office commission election guidelines.

SIPO told me its nothing to do with them. The oireachtas Commission didn't respond to my queries on it.

House of Oireachtas Commission refers to them as 'Outgoing Deputies' in an old Use of facilities guideline.

This post is based on politics.ie thread

Monday, 27 November 2017

Irish General election online campaign fundraising

Im going to try and keep an eye on online general election campaign fundraising as I did in the 2016 election

Its pity the www.icrowdfund.ie and its archive is gone, it merged with iFundraise.ie.

The only other fundraising done recently is via Nationbuilder or gogetfunding. And Atheist Ireland using "generosity from indiegogo" to fund FOI for their secular schools campaigning.

The most popular last year a apart from icrowdfund was gofundme.

There is also Indiegogo.