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Greens call for Code of Conduct in political life

The Green Party has called for a Code of Conduct for those who leave political life.

The party has cited the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour as an appropriate model.

It wants a buffer period of twelve months, during which time politicians could not take up private sector employment relating to their previous area of responsibility.

Green TD Ciaran Cuffe has said that until such time as the workings of the Government are completely open and transparent, there will be a view that those leaving public life will have a greater access to information than others.

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