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. The purpose of the list is twofold:
The Transparency Code outlines the groups to which these arrangements apply. Below are the designated public officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
Patrick O'Donovan TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Open Government, eGovernment and Public Procurement
Kevin Boxer Moran TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for the OPW and Flood Relief
Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance
David O’Sullivan, Director of Sourcing, OGP
For further information on these department members and their responsibilities, see Who Does What.