Lobbyist contacts with ministers to be disclosed

Public affairs lobbyists and representative groups are likely to be compelled to disclose every contact they have with politicians and civil servants by early next year.

11th March, 2012
Lobbyist contacts with ministers to be disclosed
Jim Glennon, former Fianna Fáil TD.

Public affairs lobbyists and representative groups such as trade unions are likely to be compelled to disclose every contact they have with politicians and civil servants by early next year, if legislation currently being prepared goes ahead.

This week, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will publish a large number of submissions that it has received from a variety of groups on its proposed lobbying legislation.

While the content of the legislation has yet...

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