Government to review lobbying law loophole highlighted in D’Arcy case

Recommendations include enforcement of one-year cooling off period, prohibiting former politicians from lobbying ministers and fines

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
8th November, 2020
Government to review lobbying law loophole highlighted in D’Arcy case
Michael D’arcy, who had served as minister of state in the Department of Finance until June of this year, announced in September that he was quitting his seat in the Seanad to take up a role as chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM).

The government is reviewing the legislative loophole that allowed Michael D'Arcy, a former minister, to take up a role with a financial services group without completing a one-year cooling off period.

D’arcy, who had served as minister of state in the Department of Finance until June of this year, announced in September that he was quitting his seat in the Seanad in order to take up a role as chief executive of the Irish Association...

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