Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Standards in Public Office Commission have established an online register of lobbying at www.lobbying.ie. 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:

  1. To allow members of the public identify those persons who are designated public officials; and
  2. As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details.

Further information regarding the legislation and further guidance on the Act is available on the Regulation of Lobbying website at www.lobbying.ie. Information may also be obtained by contacting the Standards Commission at info@lobbying.ie or at 01-6395722.


Designated Public Officials

The following public servants employed by the Oireachtas Service are prescribed as designated public officials for the purposes of section 6 (1) (f) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015: 

Name Organisation  GradeRole 
Peter Finnegan             Houses of the
Oireachtas Service 

Clerk of the Dáil and Secretary General             

There are two aspects to the role:
The administrative roles encompassing the post of Secretary General of the Service, Accounting Officer, and CEO of the Commission.

The procedural role encompassing the post of Clerk of Dáil Éireann, including ex-officio statutory functions.

Annette Connolly Houses of the Oireachtas Service Assistant Secretary

Director of the Parliamentary Budget Office

Michael Errity Houses of the
Oireachtas Service 
Assistant Secretary           

Head of Corporate and Members’ Services Division

Elaine Gunn Houses of the
Oireachtas Service 
Assistant Secretary

Head of The Parliamentary Services Division.

The Assistant Secretary of this Division is also Clerk-Assistant of the Dáil.

 


Members of the Dáil and Members of the Seanad are designated public officials for the purposes of section 6 (1) (b) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. Information on TDs and Senators can be found in our Members' Directory.