Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

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The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what.

Section 6(4) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 requires that on commencement of the Act on 1 September 2015, Dublin City Council is required to publish a list showing the name, grade and brief details of the role and responsibilities of each “Designated Public Official” of the body.  The purpose of the list is twofold:

  • To allow members of the public identify those persons who are Designated Public Officials; and
  • As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a Designated Public Official’s details.

Please click here to see a list of Dublin City Council Designated Public Officials.

Section (6)(1)(d) of the Act provides that  Members of Dublin City Council are regarded as Designated Public Officials for the purposes of the Act. Please click here to see a list of Dublin City Council members.

Further information regarding the legislation and further guidance on the Act is available on the Regulation of Lobbying website at