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NILGA Event

October 31, 2016

The Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards, Mrs Marie Anderson, her Deputy Commissioner, Mr Paul McFadden and members from the Local Government Ethical Standards Directorate attended the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) Event for Elected Members and the Planning Committee at Craigavon Civic Centre on Tuesday 25 October 2016. The Event was attended … Continue reading NILGA Event

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Decision on sanction

October 21, 2016

At a reconvened Adjudication Hearing held yesterday in the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick, the Acting Commissioner, Mr Ian A Gordon OBE, having previously concluded that Councillor Patrick Clarke had breached the Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors, imposed a sanction on him of disqualification for a period of three years for being, or becoming, a councillor.  … Continue reading Decision on sanction

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Adjudication Decision

September 30, 2016

The Adjudication Hearing held yesterday in Downshire Civic Centre found that Councillor Patrick Clarke had failed to comply with the Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors. The Hearing was adjourned by the Acting Commissioner Ian A Gordon until 20 October 2016 to consider sanction on Councillor  Clarke; those proceedings will take place at the … Continue reading Adjudication Decision

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Adjudication Hearing

September 30, 2016

A Public Adjudication Hearing to consider alleged breaches of the Councillor Code of Conduct by Councillor Patrick Clarke, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council took place on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 10am in the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick.  This was the first Adjudication Hearing to be held since the Northern Ireland Assembly approved the … Continue reading Adjudication Hearing

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Alternative Actions

June 21, 2016

The Commissioner today published her policy on Alternative Actions. The Commissioner may take action instead of, or in addition to, conducting an investigation in dealing with an alleged breach of the Code. In order to ensure that her proposals identified all appropriate actions and provided clear guidance on the circumstances in which they may be … Continue reading Alternative Actions

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