The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 was signed into law on Wednesday 11th March 2015. The Act commenced on 1st September 2015.
The purpose of the Act is to provide for a web-based Register of Lobbying to make information available to the public on the identity of those communicating with designated public officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions.
All information regarding the Regulation of Lobbying Act can be found by clicking on www.lobbying.ie.
Section 5(7) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform shall prepare and publish a code, to be known as the "Transparency Code", which sets out how certain relevant public bodies, such as ministerial advisory groups, may conduct their activities in a transparent way. By adhering to the Transparency Code, communications within these bodies would meet the exemption from the requirement to register and report on lobbying activities.
Accordingly, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has prepared a Transparency Code. The Transparency Code can be viewed by clicking here.
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