Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015


Number 5 of 2015


REGULATION OF LOBBYING ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 5 of 2015


REGULATION OF LOBBYING ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1985, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018)

Roads Act 2015 (14/2015)

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Designated Public Officials) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 362 of 2016)

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 361 of 2016)

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 360 of 2016)

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Designated Public Officials) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 367 of 2015)

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Appeals) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 366 of 2015)

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 152 of 2015)

All statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 5 of 2015


REGULATION OF LOBBYING ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018



Acts Referred to

Companies Acts

Data Protection Act 1988 (No. 25)

Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (No. 22)

Forestry Act 1988 (No. 26)

Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003

Harbours Acts 1946 to 2005

Local Government Act 2001 (No. 37)

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851 (14 & 15 Vic, c. 93)

Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2014

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (No. 45)

Public Service Management Act 1997 (No. 27)

Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 (No. 37)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)

Superannuation Acts

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (No. 39)

Trade Union Act 1941 (No. 22)


Number 5 of 2015


REGULATION OF LOBBYING ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


An Act to provide for establishing and maintaining a register of persons who carry on lobbying activities; to provide for a code of conduct relating to carrying on lobbying activities; to impose restrictions on involvement in lobbying by certain former designated public officials; to amend the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; and to provide for related matters.

[11 th March, 2015]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: