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National Integrity Index

These pages present the results, analysis and data from a series of Transparency International (TI) Ireland’s National Integrity Index (NII) on Local Authorities. These indices were designed to assess the systems and practices to promote integrity in each of Ireland’s 31 local authorities, based on the categories of Transparency, Accountability and Ethics, and to rank the local authorities accordingly.

These studies draw from the findings of TI Ireland’s 2009 and 2012 National Integrity Systems (NIS) studies, which looked at how well-prepared Irish laws and institutions, including local authorities, were to stop corruption in all its forms. The NIS studies looked at various institutions, such as public sector agencies, law enforcement agencies, political parties, civil society, and the business sector.

The first index on Local Authorities was published in July 2018, and was based on research carried out between July 2017 and February 2018. The second index was published in December 2019, and is based on research carried out between June 2019 and December 2019.