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 Act also provides restrictions and conditions on the taking up of certain employments by certain designated officials for a specified period of time where a possible conflict of interest arises.
The Regulations provide a schedule of the Departments and Agencies who have Designated Public Officials prescribed under section 6(1)(f) of the Act. The Regulations prescribe the Designated Public Officials for each body.
Section 23 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that if you are aggrieved by certain Standards Commission decisions, you may appeal against the particular decision within 14 days stating the reasons for your appeal. The Regulations are available on this page
- Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016
- Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulation 2016
- Legislative Review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015: Submission by the Standards in Public Office Commission (2016)
- The report on the First Review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 are available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform website