First Review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., published the Report on the First Review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 on 2 May 2017. In response to the Public consultation process a total of 31 submissions were received from different sectors of society. The submissions received were broadly in favour and supportive of the legislation.

The list of submissions received from interested parties as part of the Department’s first review of the operation of the Act is below. Each submission can be viewed by clicking on the organisation’s name.

The report sets out the purpose of the Act, the approach taken in the review, the international perspective, the findings in terms of an overview of the submissions giving the issues raised and responses, and it recommends a number of administrative actions.

The next review, due to take place at the end of 2019, will provide further opportunity for evaluation to take place.

Report on the First Review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

Press Release

List of submissions received

Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland

Association of Irish Local Government

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

Chambers Ireland

Christopher Curtin Councillor

Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach

Cork County Council

County and City Management Association


An Individual from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Department of Education and Skills

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Justice and Equality

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council



Hume Brophy


IFA (Irish Farmers Association)

IMO (Irish Medical Association)

IPI (Irish Planning Institute)

John Hogan, Raj chari, Gary Murphy and Michele Crepaz

Johnny Flynn Councillor

Mr Jim O’Donohoe

PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association of Ireland)

PRII (Public Relations Institute of Ireland)

Standards in Public Office Commission

SWAP (Braywatch)

TASC (Think Tank for Action on Social Change)

To see information on the consultation process to date, please see here.