Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015


Review of Act

2. (1) The Minister shall—

(a) before the end of each relevant period, commence a review of the operation of this Act, and

(b) not more than 6 months after the end of each relevant period, make a report to each House of the Oireachtas of the findings resulting from the review and of the conclusions drawn from the findings.

(2) The following are relevant periods—

(a) the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this section comes into operation,

(b) the period of 3 years beginning immediately after the end of the period specified in paragraph (a), and

(c) each subsequent successive period of 3 years.

(3) A report made under subsection (1) shall include any such recommendations for amendments of this Act, or any instrument made under it, as appear to the Minister to be appropriate in consequence of the findings resulting from the review.

(4) In conducting a review the Minister shall—

(a) consult the Commission,

(b) take into account any relevant report of a committee appointed by either House of the Oireachtas or jointly by both Houses, and

(c) consult such persons carrying on lobbying activities and such bodies representing them, and such other persons, as the Minister considers appropriate.