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Opening on Council against Crime and Corruption
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08 Mar 2023 / justice Print

Opening on Council against Crime and Corruption

Expressions of interest are invited for appointments to the Advisory Council against Economic Crime and Corruption. 

Chair of the council is James Hamilton, former Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Advisory Council was established in 2022 and comprises 19 members and an independent chair.

The role of the council is to advise and make proposals on strategic and policy responses, and to develop a multi-annual strategy to combat economic crime and corruption.

Minister for Justice Simon Harris said: “Economic crime and corruption have the potential to harm Ireland’s hard-earned global reputation as a hub for financial services and business. Beyond the potential impact on business, corruption and economic crime negatively affect society as a whole and can harm individuals.”

The Advisory Council against Economic Crime and Corruption is a vital part of the State’s response to this problem, he added.

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified people who have an understanding of the interests of civil society.

“The council and its members will be required to consider and take account of a wide range of important national and sectoral policy issues in relation to economic crime and corruption."


“I encourage suitably qualified candidates to apply – their expertise will be very welcome and will be of great use to the council,” the minister said.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the interests of civil society, particularly those of employees, consumers or victims of economic crime and corruption.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 April.

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