Resources not the cause of local County Councils low transparency scores – Transparency Ireland

Shannonside County Councils cannot use an excuse of a lack of staff for not achieving a higher score in a new survey about providing key information to the public.

Transparency Ireland has today published its first ever study into the information available to the public, with Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim County Councils scoring in the lower half of the country’s most transparent local authorities.

Transparency International Ireland carried out the survey based on councils’ Accountability and Ethics and Transparency,

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Leitrim County Council only scored 13% in terms of ethics, while Roscommon County Council scored 60% on accountability and Longford County Council rated 42 per cent on transparency.

The full report is available here

Researcher Kelly McCarthy doesn’t believe the suggestion a lack of staff is hampering the provision of information to the public is true: