Here is a link to the correspondence between the Standards in Public Office Commission and the Abortion Rights Campaign regarding the funding from Open Society Foundations obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 showing the flow of correspondence between the State watchdog charged with dealing with illegal campaign funding and the Abortion Rights Campaign.

From the correspondence it is clear that the abortion Rights Campaign only returned the money to Open Society Foundations after being threatened with a Garda prosecution.

You can read the full documentation on issuu here.