The dark art of lobbying is about to be given a 21st century upgrade in the form of an online lobbying register that will require lobbyists to register all activity from 1 September.
Lobbyists will be required by law to register lobbying activity from 1 September and make returns of lobbying activity every four months. The first returns will be due by 21 January 2016.
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin TD said the new register was needed, especially in light of the negative connotations associated with lobbying in the planning area.
“However it is the secrecy which has …read more
Source:: Silicon Republic News