Sunday March 29, 2020

Weakened lobbying bill finally due next month

Gilmore over states requirements of new bill

16th March, 2014
Frank Flannery, former Fine Gael election strategist and party trustee, resigned from both roles last week after controversy over his lobbying activities for the Rehab Group. Picture: Tony O'Shea

As controversy over paid lobbying for the charity Rehab by Fine Gael grandee Frank Flannery continues to swirl around Leinster House, new legislation which will compel lobbyists to disclose all their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants is expected to begin its passage through the Dáil and Seanad next month.

A spokesman for minister for public expenditure and reform Brendan Howlin said he would seek cabinet approval to publish legislation in...

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