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
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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