Regulation of Lobbying

Regulation of Lobbying

Each Elected Member of Waterford City & County Council, the Chief Executive and Members of Senior Management Team are designated Public Officials under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 came into effect on 1st September 2015. It provides that certain people who are carrying on lobbying activities must register with the Standards in Public Office Commission and must provide information about their lobbying activities.

On commencement of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, on 1st September 2015, each public body with Designated Public Officials was required under section 6(4) of the Act 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.

Set out in the links below are the 'Designated Public Officials' for Waterford City & County Council.

Transparency Code
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has prepared and published a code, 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.

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* This information is published in accordance with 'The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015' - Designated Public Officials’ details - Section 6(4) of said Act.
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