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 twofold:
The department's Designated Public Officials are set out below.
|Sinéad Fennell||Special Adviser to the Minister - Minister's Press Adviser|
|Patricia Ryan||Special Adviser to the Minister - Adviser on policy matters|