Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 was commenced on 1st September 2015.

The Act provides that the Standards in Public Office Commission will establish and maintain an online Register of Lobbying and oversee compliance with the legislative provisions.

Lobbyists are obliged to register with the Standards Commission and are required to submit a return of their lobbying activities three times a year.

The purpose of the Resister 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. 

Section 6 of the Act defines ‘Designated Public Officials’.

For Kerry County Council the Act and associated Regulations have prescribed that ‘designated public officials’ are

  • Members of Kerry County Council (Elected Councillors) – details as follows Elected Members
  • Officials (Employees) at the grade of Chief Executive, Director of Service and analogous.

Those employees/ officials who are prescribed as Designated Public Officials in Kerry County Council are set out below.

Further information is available at http://www.lobbying.ie

 

Name of Designated Public Official

 

Grade/ Job Title

 

Brief Description of Role & Responsibilities

 

Ms Moira Murrell

Chief Executive

 

Chief Executive of Kerry County Council

Mr Charles O Sullivan

Director of Operations

 

Deputy Chief Executive. Director of Service with responsibility for Operational Services, Health & Safety, Capital Infrastructure and the Kerry National Road Design Office

Mr John Breen

Director of Sustainable Communities/Quality of Life

 

Director of Service with responsibility for Water Service (including the Irish Water transition Programme), Fire Services/ Building Control, Library Services, Environmental Protection, Veterinary Services.

Mr Martin O’ Donoghue

Acting Director of Corporate Services & Housing 

 

Director of Service with responsibility for Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Housing. Municipal District Manager for the South & West Municipal District.

 

Mr Michael Scannell

Acting Director of Economic & Community Development

 

Director of Service with responsibility for Economic & Community Development, Business Support, Tourism, Planning.Municipal District Manager for Tralee Municipal District..

Ms Angela McAllen

Head of Finance

 

Head of Finance with responsibility for Financial Governance, Procurement, Audit and Motor Taxation. Municipal District Manager for Killarney Municipal District.

 

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie