A Strategy Committee was appointed in February 2017 to advise the Department of Justice and Equality on the preparation and implementation of the National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020. The Committee's terms of reference were revised following the launch of the Strategy in May 2017. This function transferred to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in October 2020. The Committee will continue to meet 3-4 times annually until the Strategy concludes at end 2021.
Terms of reference: Strategy Committee (revised 13/07/2017)
address: Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2. D02 XWI4, Freepost F5055
phone: +353 1 647 3000
Regulation of Lobbying Act
The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Standards in Public Office Commission have established an online register of lobbying at www.lobbying.ie.
Section 6(4) of the Act requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body. The purpose of the list is to allow members of the public identify those persons who are designated public officials, and as a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details.
The list of designated public officials within the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is available here.
Section 5(7) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform shall prepare and publish a code, to be known as the Transparency Code,
which sets out how certain relevant public bodies, such as ministerial advisory groups, may conduct their activities in a transparent way. By adhering to the Transparency Code, communications within these bodies would meet the exemption from the requirement to register and report on lobbying activities.
The Strategy Committee for the National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020 is a Committee exempted under the Transparency Code.