Welcome to Lobbying.ie

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.


  • 17 November 2021 - The Lobbying Regulation Unit hosted an Open House Information Session. You can view the presentation slides here.
  • 28 June 2021 - The Standards Commission publishes Annual Report 2020 under Regulation of Lobbying Act
  • 6 May 2021 - We hosted an online Open House Information Session. The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.

Next Deadlines

A return may be submitted at any stage during a relevant period

  • 21 January 2022 - Returns due for return period 1 September - 31 December 2021
  • 21 May 2022 - Returns due for return period 1 January - 30 April 2022
  • 21 September 2022 - Returns due for return period 1 May - 31 August 2022

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Watch this video to find out what Lobbying.ie is about and how you can use it.

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Quick Guide: Lobbying Act 2015

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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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