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Ethics, Governance and Code of Conduct

Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended sets out an ethics framework specific to councillors, Chief Executive and relevant staff, and is applicable generally across all areas of the council’s work. This framework imposes a statutory duty on all in the service to maintain proper standards of integrity, conduct and concern for the public interest.

This ethics framework requires all councillors to submit to the Ethics Registrar an annual written declaration of "declarable interests".

The submission of an annual declaration under the Act also applies to the Chief Executive and certain relevant staff. A public register of declarable interests is kept by Kildare County Council. 

The Council’s Ethics Registrar is: Ms Karen Keane email:

The Ethical Framework for the Local Government Services includes a duty on members and staff to maintain proper standards of conduct and a provision for the minister to issue codes of conduct for guidance of members and staff (see Codes of Conduct below). These codes were published by the Minister in June 2004.

Ethics Register

A public register of declarable interests is kept by the Local Authority and is available to view at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare.


Code of Conduct for Councillors and Staff

Code of Conduct for Councillors

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Code of Conduct for Staff

File Size: 124KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Kildare County Council’s Ethics and Governance

Councillors Expenses and Payments - Click Here

Councillors Donation Statements - Click Here

Protected Disclosures - Click Here

Regulation of Lobbying Act, with list of DPOs - Click Here



For more information on lobbying click here