Taoiseach’s top adviser had unrecorded meeting with oil lobbyist

The revelation comes after the climate emergency bill was killed off by the government last week

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
7th July, 2019
Feargal Purcell

The Taoiseach’s head of policy did not make a record of a meeting with a former government official who is now a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry.

John Carroll was lobbied by Feargal Purcell, a former government press secretary and senior adviser to Enda Kenny, earlier this year as part of a push by the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) to block a law banning exploration in Irish waters.

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