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Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

 

The above Act establishes that the Standards in Public Office Commission (the Standards Commission) will establish and maintain an online Register of Lobbying and oversee compliance with the legislative provisions.

The following is a list of designated public officials in the Department of the Taoiseach for the purposes of the Act.

NameOrganisationJob Title
Leo Varadkar, TDDepartment of the TaoiseachTaoiseach
Joe McHugh, TDDepartment of the TaoiseachGovernment Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands
Helen McEntee, TDDepartment of the TaoiseachMinister of State for European Affairs
Pat Breen, TDDepartment of the TaoiseachMinister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection
Paul Kehoe, TDDepartment of the TaoiseachMinister of State with special responsibility for Defence
Brian MurphyDepartment of the TaoiseachChief of Staff
Nick MillerDepartment of the TaoiseachGovernment Press Secretary
John Carroll Department of the TaoiseachHead of Policy and Programme Implementation
Angela FlanaganDepartment of the TaoiseachSpecial Adviser to the Taoiseach
Patrick GeogheganDepartment of the TaoiseachSpecial Adviser to the Taoiseach
Philip O’CallaghanDepartment of the TaoiseachSpecial Adviser to the Taoiseach
Jim D'ArcyDepartment of the TaoiseachSpecial Adviser to the Taoiseach
Mark O’DohertyDepartment of the TaoiseachSpecial Adviser to the Government Chief Whip
Greg HarkinDepartment of the TaoiseachSpecial Adviser to the Government Chief Whip
Martin FraserDepartment of the TaoiseachSecretary General
John CallinanDepartment of the TaoiseachSecond Secretary General
Philip HamellDepartment of the TaoiseachAssistant Secretary
John ShawDepartment of the TaoiseachAssistant Secretary
Eamonn Molloy Department of the TaoiseachAssistant Secretary
Helen BlakeDepartment of the TaoiseachAssistant Secretary
Andrew MunroDepartment of the TaoiseachAssistant Secretary
John ConcannonDepartment of the TaoiseachDirector of the Strategic Communications Unit

The Department of the Taoiseach has one Working Group operating under the Transparency Code, namely the Government Data Forum

Additional information and guidance on the Act is available at www.lobbying.ie