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Organisation Information

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

Published: 19 November 2019
From: Office of Public Works


The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that the Standards in Public Office Commission will establish and maintain an online register of lobbying activity.

The purpose of the register is to make information available to the public on the identity of those communicating with designated public officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions.

Lobbyists must report on their interactions with the Designated Public Officials.

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 to identify those persons who are designated public officials
  • act as a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a designated public official’s details

The OPW's Designated Public Officials are set out below.

Designated Public Officials

Minister's Adviser

Eugene Deering, Special Adviser to the Minister of State

Commissioner (Regions, Intermediate Projects and Cultural and Historical Property)
Commissioner, Flood Risk Management
Head of Planning and Estate Management
State Architect/Principal Architect
Director of Flood Risk Management
Director of Corporate Services