Submissions are invited from interested parties as part of the second review of the operation of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. A paper setting out the background to and details about this review is enclosed.
The paper includes the template document to be used to provide a submission.
Submissions should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but no later than 5pm on Friday the 10th of May 2019 (late submissions will not be accepted). Any information provided in submissions may be used in order to assist towards the determination of conclusions and any recommendations for amendments to the Act.
It should be noted that DPER, in the interests of transparency, intends to publish on its website the content of all submissions received in response to this consultation document and the identity of the party making the submission, including their affiliation. Any submission containing commercially sensitive or private or confidential material should therefore clearly identify that portion of the submission which contains such information and specify the reasons for its sensitivity. All submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and may be released or published on foot of third party applications or otherwise. Please check the enclosed Privacy Notice regarding this Public Consultation in relation to the use of personal data that DPER will collect as part of this process.
In relation to the publication of submissions received, DPER intends to use a Table with the following three headings:
Copies of the paper referred to above can also be obtained by contacting Steven Fadian, Government Reform Unit, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 7-9 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, D02 V223 or by telephone at 076 100 7346.