Dublin’s Anti-Corruption Commission will be asked to look at the move of the Dublin House, the capital’s most expensive private home, to a new home in South Africa.
The move was delayed last year by the Government, after complaints about the quality of living, but the move to South Africa will come as a relief for many residents.
The move was also criticised by the US Embassy in Dublin.
The new Anti-Citizenship and Anti-Evasion Commission will investigate the move.
It will look into whether moving the Dublin house to a private home in a foreign country is unlawful.
It is also likely to look into complaints about moving house in recent years.
The commission has received a number of complaints from people in Dublin and elsewhere who moved their homes to South African homes in recent times.
It has also received information from residents of a private Irish home in Africa about the move and the quality and condition of the new Irish home.
Mr Martin O’Sullivan, Minister for State at the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, said the commission would have a “high level of independence” and “the capability to conduct a thorough investigation”.
The Anti-Election Commission has received complaints from residents in Dublin who moved to South Africans after the Government moved the Dublin houses to South America last year.
“We are committed to tackling the issue of the movement of public property,” Mr O’Sullivans said.
“The commission will look at all the factors which might have led to the move, including the quality, cost, condition and maintenance of the property.”
It will also look at complaints that have been made against the property and how those complaints are being dealt with.
“The AntiCitizensy and AntiEvasion commission will have the power to investigate complaints, such as the quality or quantity of the building materials, or the quality/ quantity of furnishings, if they have been reported to it.
The Commission will also be able to compel the public to provide evidence to it in a case, or to produce evidence on its own behalf, and can require the production of any material or documents relating to the matter.
It will have power to compel a person to produce, in any proceedings it conducts, any documents or material relating to an inquiry or investigation into the matter it is conducting, and may require the person to answer questions, including in the form of a written answer, if requested.
The Anti Citizenship Commission was set up to look after the public interest, but Mr O ‘Sullivan said the Government has made the commission “a highly independent body”.”
It is an independent body that has been established under the authority of the law.
It does not have the support of any department or office.
The powers it has are in the public domain,” he said.
Mr O’Neill said the Commission will conduct an inquiry into the move “to determine whether the move was lawful, and, if so, what steps will be taken to prevent further incidents of this type in the future.”
A spokesperson for the Department for the Environment and Water Management said the move would be “regrettable” for Dubliners who live in the house.