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Organisation Information

Designated Public Officials

Published: 5 December 2018
From: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Introduction

The Regulation of Lobbying Act was produced in 2015. As per this act, the Standards in Public Office Commission were ordered to establish and maintain an online Register of Lobbying activities.

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:

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

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.

Ministers

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

Advisers to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform

Ed Brophy

Deborah Sweeney

Niamh Callaghan

Secretary General

Robert Watt

Assistant Secretaries, Directors and Equivalent Grades

David Moloney

Patricia Coleman

Colin Menton

Dr. Lucy Fallon-Byrne

David Cagney

Ronnie Downes

Barry Lowry

Dr. Tom O'Connell

Paul Quinn

David Feeney

Claire O'Reilly

David O’Sullivan, Director of Sourcing, OGP

For further information on these department members and their responsibilities, see Who Does What.