Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The new Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 was enacted on the 11 March 2015.

The Act provides for the establishment of a register of persons who carry on lobbying activities, to provide for a code of conduct relating to carrying on lobbying activities and imposes restrictions on involvement on lobbying by certain former designated public officials and to provide for related matters.

Key dates to be noted for the Regulation of Lobbying Act are:

(1) The launch of the web-based register on 1st May (2015)(it will be available to potential registrants from that date to allow them to familiarize themselves with the system).

(2) The commencement of the act on the 1st September 2015.

(3) The first returns will be required by 21 January 2016.

For more information please contact Lorraine Compton at Lorraine.compton@comptonsolicitors.ie