During 2019-20, we assessed 272 complaints and completed 56 investigations. As with many public and private sector organisations, COVID-19 provided additional challenges to our work and our staff had to transition to work remotely while continuing ongoing investigations and preparing for the 2020 local council elections.
Acting Chief Municipal Inspector Dr John Lynch said: "In these unprecedented times, coronavirus has shown us that transparency in local government is vital."
“It has also shown us the value in having a robust integrity system which can oversee the decisions made on our behalf - even if they are taking place behind closed doors."
Reviewed 03 February 2021