I have done searching about the Cork Democratic Party and Suzy of mamanpoulet.com suggested that I contact the Standards in Public Office to see if they are registered for the prupose of the campaign.
I got a reply from them today.
I wish to confirm that Cork Democratic Party is not registered for the purposes of the Lisbon Referendum Campaign.
That means of course they cannot accept donations above the value of €126.97 in an entire year.
a “third party” is defined as an individual or organisation, other than a registered political party or election candidate, who or which accepts, in a particular calendar year, a donation exceeding the value of €126.97. A “donation” is defined as a contribution for “political purposes” andc includes money, property, goods or services or the free of below cost use of goods, property or services . The definition of “political purposes” in the Act is quite broad and may capture the campaign in which the “Cork Democratic Party ” is currently engaged.
There is no way the signs they have up (they are 8×4’s) cost less then €126.97 so they would want to get registered for their own sake!
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