A conference on the Regulation of Lobbying was hosted by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Brendan Howlin, on July 5th, in Farmleigh House. This was to provide a further opportunity for interested stakeholders to contribute to the development of policy in this area. The keynote speaker at the event was Ms. Lynn Morrison, Integrity Commissioner & Lobbyists Registrar of Ontario. Ms Morrison gave a presentation on – ‘How it works…a Lobbying Registration Scheme in Practice’, which gave an insight into the Canadian system. A second presentation was given by the department on ‘Key Issues on Regulation of Lobbying’. A panel representing stakeholders, academics, politicians and chaired by Ms Elaine Byrne was set up for question and answers.

Minister Howlin’s speech – Regulation of Lobbying Conference
A Lobbying Registration Scheme in Practice
Key Issues on Regulation of Lobbying
Lobbying Conference Key Points and Questions