Elected officials should be proactive in advising possible lobbyists when attending a meeting, participating in a conference call, etc. that you are a DPO. This may be particularly useful in meetings where there are large numbers of persons including elected officials present and the identity and status of each person may not be known to those attendees from the private sector.
Another such means of being proactive for a DPO would be to include a line in his or her email signature stating:
*Designated Public Official under Regulation of Lobbying Act, 2015. See www.lobbying.ie.