Public affairs industry no longer about the book of contacts

Public affairs industry no longer about the book of contacts
Understanding of how Dáil works now 'essential'.

In politics, a new generation of politicians is rising to the top across all parties, embracing new ways of evidence-based policy-making

Much like the Irish political system, the Irish public affairs industry has also undergone substantial change in recent years. As recently as January 1, a new code of conduct for lobbying came into force from the Standards in Public Office Commission. This is timely, as the perception of public affairs as pin-striped men using their black book of contacts to meet in smoky rooms to lobby for change is fast becoming outdated.

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