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The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what.

If you are lobbying then you must register on this website and make a return every four months. Take our Three Step Test to see if you are lobbying.

Please feel free to read this welcome letter, which is sent to all new registrants, advising them of their obligations and best administrative practices for managing their account on Lobbying.ie.


  • 8 May 2018 - Open House Information
  • 7 July 2017 - Standards Commission publishes companion Highlights document to the 2016 Annual Report
  • 3 July 2017 - Standards Commission publishes Annual Report 2016 under Regulation of Lobbying Act
  • 1 February 2017 - The Standards Commission has revised its guidelines for persons lobbying to add information about enforcement provisions now in effect.
  • 1 January 2017 - Commencement of Enforcement Provisions
  • Do you have to submit a "Nil Return"?

Next Deadline

  • 21 May 2018 - Returns due for return period 1 January - 30 April 2018
  • 21 September 2018 - Returns due for return period 1 May - 31 August 2018
  • 21 January 2019 - Returns due for return period 1 September - 31 December 2018

Open House Information

If you would like to attend an information session please register your interest by email to info@lobbying.ie

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From 1st September 2015 you will need to register and verify your details before you can record your lobbying activity.

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