About the Regulation of Lobbying Act


The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 was signed into law on Wednesday 11th March 2015 by President Michael D. Higgins.

The Act commenced on 1st September 2015.

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.

Information regarding the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the consultation process and policy proposals informing the Act are available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform website (“Regulation of Lobbying” section).


The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 Act is available here in PDF format