Appendix: Best practices for persons undertaking lobbying activities

  • Review your organisation’s arrangements for recording relevant communications
  • Where necessary, put in place arrangements to record such information from the start of the first relevant period in which you begin lobbying
  • Identify individual(s) responsible for registration and compilation of returns.

o   Note: It is possible to have data entered on the register on an ongoing basis by more than one employee and saved in draft form (on a private area of the register) prior to its formal submission.

  • Nominate a compliance officer

o   Single person responsible for reviewing all final returns for completeness, accuracy and consistency, and ensuring returns deadlines are met

o   Person can submit final return at the end of each reporting period

  • Visit www.lobbying.ie for more information, including guidance, information tools and videos to help you:

o   Determine if you are lobbying

o   Find the answers to frequently asked questions

o   Complete the registration process

o   Complete your return