Regulation of Lobbying Act
The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 commenced on 1st September 2015. The purpose of the Act is to provide for a web-based Register of Lobbying to make information available to the public on the identity of those communicating with Designated Public Officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions.
The Standards in Public Office Commission has established an online Register of Lobbying at www.lobbying.ie
Lists of the current Designated Public Officials in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for both the Elected Members and the Management Team are at the end of this page.
Section 6(4) of the Act requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body. The purpose of the list is twofold:
- To allow members of the public to identify those persons who are designated public officials; and
- As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details.