At a reconvened Adjudication Hearing held on behalf of the Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards in Coleraine today (Thursday 24th November 2016) the Acting Commissioner Mr Ian A Gordon OBE, having previously concluded that Causeway, Coast and Glens Borough Councillor Padraig McShane had breached the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, imposed a sanction on him of full suspension from Council activities for a period of three months. The suspension … Continue reading Decision on Sanction
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 15th November 2016 COUNCILLOR FOUND TO HAVE BREACHED THE COUNCILLOR’S CODE OF CONDUCT An Adjudication Hearing conducted on behalf of the Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards, held at the offices of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council offices in Coleraine today (Tuesday 15th November 2016) has found that Councillor Padraig McShane had failed to comply with the Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct for … Continue reading Adjudication Decision
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 by approximately 40 councillors who gathered to hear about how they are affected by the … Continue reading NILGA Event
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. Click here for a copy of the press release.
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 same venue. Click here for a copy of the press release that issued.
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 Code of Conduct in May 2014. Click here for a copy of the press notice … Continue reading Adjudication Hearing
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 applied, the Commissioner engaged in a 10 week consultation exercise beginning 9 November 2015 and … Continue reading Alternative Actions