This Act transposes most provisions of the fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The Act extends and adds to obligations in existing legislation on financial institutions and other businesses relating to anti-money laundering, such as carrying out customer due diligence and reporting suspicious transactions. Significant provisions of the Act relate to the powers of the Garda Financial Intelligence Unit, and to requirements for enhanced due diligence to be applied to politically exposed persons (PEPs).
This Act repeals and replaces the seven previous Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 2010. It introduces new and amended offences to give better effect to Ireland’s international obligations – OECD, UN, EU and Council of Europe and it provide for the relevant recommendations of the Mahon Tribunal.
An Act to provide for establishing and maintaining a register of persons who carry on lobbying activities; to provide for a code of conduct relating to carrying on lobbying activities; to impose restrictions on involvement in lobbying by certain former designated public officials; to amend the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; and to provide for related matters.
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 provides statutory protections for workers in all sectors of the economy against reprisals in circumstances where they disclose information relating to wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace.