Designated Public Officials (DPOs) under the Act are:
In relation to the Civil Service the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has made regulations which provide details of the positions which are prescribed as DPOs for the purposes of the Act. A public servant in a position of Secretary General, Second Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary or Director in a public service body specified in Schedule I of the Regulations is prescribed as a Designated Public Official.
A public servant in a position specified in Schedule 2 of the Regulations is also prescribed as a Designated Public Official.
In relation to local authorities, the Regulations provide that persons in the following positions in local authorities are prescribed as Designated Public Officials:
Full details of the positions above prescribed in the Regulations are available on our website www.lobbying.ie. The list of positions prescribed as Designated Public Officials may be extended by Ministerial Order to other categories over time.