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.


  • On Friday 13th December our phone and internal IT systems will be off line. The office will be also closed to the public from 12 noon.  This is to facilitate our move to 6 Earlsfort Terrace.  We apologise for the inconvenience. Normal service will return on Monday 16 December 
  • 16 December 2019 - Office move - The Standards Commission is moving premises to 6 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 D02 W773
  • 27 June 2019 - Standards Commission publishes Annual Report 2018 under Regulation of Lobbying Act 
  • 11 June 2019 - Revised best practices for persons carrying on lobbying activities published 
  • 10 May 2019 - Standards Commission publishes its submission to the second legislative review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act
  • 1 January 2019 - The Code of Conduct for persons carrying on lobbying activities came into effect
  • 28 November 2018 - The Commission launches the Code of Conduct for persons carrying on lobbying activities
  • Do you have to submit a "Nil Return"?

Next Deadlines

  • 21 January 2020 - Returns due for return period 1 September - 31 December 2019
  • 21 May 2020 - Returns due for return period 1 January - 30 April 2020
  • 21 September 2020 - Returns due for return period 1 May - 31 August 2020

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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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