The Task Force on Safe Participation in Political Life: Report

The Task Force on Safe Participation in Political Life, established in May 2023, have published their report. This Task Force was set up in response to reports that an increasing level of abuse, including online abuse, harassment and intimidation is being experienced by those who participate in political life.

The report contains 16 actionable recommendations pertaining to research requirements, security and safety, strategy co-ordination to address drivers of abuse, the role of political parties and social media.

The report of the Task Force is available to download here.

Findings from the UCD academic survey of Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas and their political staff have been published in tandem with the Task Force report. This is available here.