Disclosure requirements and forms – Attorney General

3. Disclosure obligations

3.2.1. Attorney General who is an Oireachtas member

The disclosure requirements for an Attorney General who is a member of Dáil Éireann or of Seanad Éireann are those of an office holder. See 3.1.

3.2.2. Attorney General who is not an Oireachtas member

A person, who is not a member of Dáil Éireann or of Seanad Éireann, and who holds or held the office of Attorney General is required in each year, during any part of which the person holds or held that office, to prepare an annual statement of interests, disclosing any interest held by the person and any interests held, to the person’s actual knowledge, by his or her spouse or civil partner, a child of the person, or a child of a spouse, which could materially influence the person in or in relation to the performance of his or her official functions as Attorney General.

The statements are furnished (a) to the Taoiseach and (b) to the Standards Commission, by 31 January of the following year.

Ethics statement of interest forms

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Disclosure of material interests

In any case where a function of the office of Attorney General falls to be performed, and an Attorney General has actual knowledge that he or she or a connected person has a material interest in the function, the Attorney General must furnish a statement in writing of the facts and of the interest to the Taoiseach and to the Standards Commission. This applies whether or not the interest has been disclosed in an annual ethics statement.