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

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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