Sunday March 29, 2020

Ibec and Irish Farmers’ Association top lobbying charts

Standards in Public Office Commission criticises the failure to adopt any of its 22 recommended changes to the Lobbying Act

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

25th February, 2020
Danny McCoy, Ibec chief executive: his orgnisation said the register “supports transformation and professionalisation of lobbying in Ireland”. Picture: Laura Hutton/Photocall

Ibec, the employers’ group, and the Irish Farmers’ Association are known as the country’s most active business lobbyists. The latest review of the Lobbying Act confirms this with some hard data.

There have been 40,000 lobbying returns since the lobbying register was set up four years ago. Ibec and the IFA are way out in front when it comes to pushing for changes for the benefit of their members.

1) Ibec 1,735

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