Review of the Act

The legislation provides for regular reviews of the operation of the Act.  The first such review took place in September 2016 when the Act had been in operation for a year.  The Minister published a report on the first review of the Act on 2 May 2017. The Report is available on the Dept Public Expenditure and Reform’s website.  Subsequent reviews must take place every three years.  When conducting this review, the Minister will engage in consultations with, among others, people who are carrying on lobbying activities and their representatives.  The Standards Commission must also be consulted.