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Regulation Of Lobbying Act 2015

Details of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, along with contact information for Designated Public Officials in Wicklow County Council.

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (the Act) camee into effect on 1 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. 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. Such persons will have to register and will be required to submit returns of their lobbying activities three times a year.

Designated Public Officials

Section 6(1) of the Act provides for persons regarded as "Designated Public Officials" for the purposes of the Act. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is preparing regulations that will prescribe the following local authority grades as Designated Public Officials on commencement of the Act:

  • Chief Executive
  • Director of Services
  • Head of Finance

Wicklow County Council Designated Public Officials

The following is a list showing name, grade and brief details of the role and responsibilities of each Designated Public Official in Wicklow County Council. The purpose of this list is twofold:

  • To allow members of the public identify those persons who are Designated Public Officials
  • As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a Designated Public Official’s details



Role & Responsibility

Ms. Emer O'Gorman

Chief Executive

Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council

Ms. Breege Kilkenny

Director of Services

Planning, Development and Environment

Ms. Leonora Earls

Director of Services

Transportation, Water and Emergency Services

Mr. Joe Lane

Director of Services

Housing & Corporate Estate

Mr. Michael Nicholson

Director of Services

Community, Cultural & Social Development

Ms. Lorraine Gallagher

Director of Services

Enterprise & Corporate Services

Mr. Brian Gleeson

Head of Finance

Financial Management

 Section (6)(1)(d) of the Act provides that the Elected Council Members are regarded as Designated Public Officials for the purposes of the Act.

Regulation of Lobbying Website

Further information regarding the legislation and further guidance on the Act is available on the Regulation of Lobbying website.

Strategic Policy Committee Members

Strategic Policy Committees

Joint Policing Committee

Joint Policing Committee Minutes & 6 Year Plan