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.
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.
o Ensure there is a back-up person or substitute to submit returns to lobbying.ie in case of illness or absence of the compliance officer.
o Determine if you are lobbying
o Find the answers to frequently asked questions
o Complete the registration process
o Complete the process of submitting returns of lobbying activities
o You do not need to file a separate return for every communication on a particular subject matter
o Ensure that you are selecting the correct Designated Public Official
o Make sure that the subject matter and intended result(s) of your lobbying activities can be understood by persons reviewing your returns of lobbying activities
o Keep in mind when compiling your return that a number of matters are considered exempt and communicating about them would not be considered lobbying