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#Lobbying

# lobbying - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson

Apr 21st 2021, 6:08 PM 38,030 Views 30 Comments

Johnson sent the businessman a text about the tax status of his workers: “I will fix it tomo! We need you.”

# lobbying - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Explainer: The Greensill affair, 'a return of Tory sleaze' and how Ted Hastings could sort it all out
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Explainer: The Greensill affair, 'a return of Tory sleaze' and how Ted Hastings could sort it all out

Apr 17th 2021, 10:30 AM 12,251 Views 7 Comments

A former Prime Minister is causing trouble for the current one.

# lobbying - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
# Lobby Power
# Lobby Power

Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 24,766 Views 9 Comments

If a public official is lobbied while abroad there is no regulation to oversee this, writes policy expert.

# lobbying - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’

Oct 1st 2020, 1:30 PM 9,973 Views 13 Comments

Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.

# lobbying - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group
# SIPO
# SIPO

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 2:30 PM 36,638 Views 5 Comments

The former junior finance minister is to resign his seat in the Seanad to take up the role.

# lobbying - Monday 16 March, 2020

'State should be concerned': National Lottery lobbied for change in law to prevent bookies taking lotto bets
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

'State should be concerned': National Lottery lobbied for change in law to prevent bookies taking lotto bets

Mar 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 64,699 Views 46 Comments

The National Lottery said being able to bet on the lotto in bookmakers “diminishes the attractiveness” of its products.

# lobbying - Friday 8 November, 2019

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

Nov 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 20,021 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

# lobbying - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill
# Dáil Clash
# Dáil Clash

Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill

Jul 9th 2019, 7:05 PM 19,685 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was also temporarily suspended following questioning from TD Paul Murphy.

# lobbying - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Feb 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,254 Views 42 Comments

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# lobbying - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today
# Transparency
# Transparency

New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today

Jan 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 7,122 Views 10 Comments

The goal is for lobbying to be carried out in an ethical and transparent manner.

# lobbying - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

Sep 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,356 Views 32 Comments

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

# lobbying - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
# Transparency
# Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 12,135 Views 15 Comments

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Jun 28th 2018, 12:54 PM 1,380 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

# lobbying - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Israeli government minister called on AIB to shut down Irish pro-Palestine accounts
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israeli government minister called on AIB to shut down Irish pro-Palestine accounts

Apr 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 38,683 Views 176 Comments

Israel’s Minister for Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan was quoted as saying he called on AIB to close certain accounts.

# lobbying - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator

Jan 10th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,476 Views 27 Comments

The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.

# lobbying - Monday 25 December, 2017

'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump
# Anxious Wait
# Anxious Wait

'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump

Dec 25th 2017, 3:30 PM 18,833 Views 96 Comments

Simon Coveney recently told the Dáil that there are Irish people “literally living in the shadows” in the US.

# lobbying - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back
# On The Agenda
# On The Agenda

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back

Nov 8th 2017, 7:55 AM 8,536 Views 45 Comments

It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.

# lobbying - Friday 10 March, 2017

Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent
# Security Adviser
# Security Adviser

Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

Mar 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 21,593 Views 35 Comments

However, the White House said Trump himself wasn’t aware.

# lobbying - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?

Jun 21st 2016, 6:15 AM 11,384 Views 110 Comments

In 2012 when the Constitutional Convention was set up there were concerns about lobbying – but transparency is needed if Citizen’s Assembly is going to work.

# lobbying - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract'
# Tapped Up
# Tapped Up

Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract'

Jan 28th 2016, 4:40 PM 34,366 Views 167 Comments

The Social Democrat TD made a number of claims about Abtran in the Dáil today.

# lobbying - Monday 24 November, 2014

'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules'
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules'

Nov 24th 2014, 1:53 PM 8,569 Views 31 Comments

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

# lobbying - Friday 20 June, 2014

Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law

Jun 20th 2014, 4:50 PM 5,712 Views 12 Comments

A Bill published by Brendan Howlin will essentially deal with: ‘Who is contacting whom and about what’.

# lobbying - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

# lobbying - Monday 10 March, 2014

‘I had no role in advising the government’: Frank Flannery resigns from Rehab and Fine Gael
# Gone
# Gone

‘I had no role in advising the government’: Frank Flannery resigns from Rehab and Fine Gael

Mar 10th 2014, 10:50 PM 18,671 Views 127 Comments

Fine Gael has thanked Flannery for his “unstinting and loyal service to the party” while the Public Accounts Committee has said it still expects the former Rehab CEO to appear before it.

# lobbying - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving
# Legislation
# Legislation

Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving

Feb 25th 2014, 4:29 PM 397 Views 0 Comments

The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.

# lobbying - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control

Oct 8th 2013, 12:03 PM 5,326 Views 44 Comments

65 per cent of packaging will be covered by warnings as opposed to the 75 per cent advocated by anti-tobacco lobby and the 50 per cent pushed for by those in the industry.

# lobbying - Monday 7 October, 2013

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings
# Smoking
# Smoking

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings

Oct 7th 2013, 6:22 PM 8,441 Views 60 Comments

Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.

# lobbying - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'

Sep 11th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,750 Views 25 Comments

Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.

# lobbying - Monday 29 July, 2013

Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner
# Twitter
# Twitter

Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner

Jul 29th 2013, 8:33 AM 11,639 Views 44 Comments

Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested “on suspicion of harassment offences”.

# lobbying - Monday 3 June, 2013

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal

Jun 3rd 2013, 6:37 PM 7,784 Views 16 Comments

New laws to regulate lobbying have today been promised in the UK, after four politicians were filmed by undercover reporters offering to push lobbyists’ agendas in parliament in exchange for cash.

# lobbying - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting
# Tobacco Industry
# Tobacco Industry

Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting

May 23rd 2013, 11:02 AM 8,916 Views 36 Comments

It has been reported that the Taoiseach and two senior ministers met with members of the tobacco industry a fortnight ago.

# lobbying - Friday 3 May, 2013

Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that

May 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 97 Views 40 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, explains the reasoning behind the government’s new plans to regulate lobbying and restore public faith in a vital activity.

# lobbying - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Former politicians will face temporary ban on lobbying under new rules
# Transparency
# Transparency

Former politicians will face temporary ban on lobbying under new rules

Apr 30th 2013, 2:12 PM 3,334 Views 11 Comments

Proposals approved by ministers will enforce a legal “cooling-off” period for former office holders going into lobbying.

# lobbying - Friday 4 January, 2013

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Jan 4th 2013, 10:06 AM 5,347 Views 57 Comments

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

# lobbying - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

Dec 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 21 Views 62 Comments

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

# lobbying - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention
# Constitution
# Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Dec 2nd 2012, 2:25 PM 4,536 Views 23 Comments

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.

# lobbying - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

European health commissioner John Dalli resigns over lobbying allegations
# Brussels
# Brussels

European health commissioner John Dalli resigns over lobbying allegations

Oct 16th 2012, 5:43 PM 3,359 Views 3 Comments

The EU’s anti-fraud office has begun investigations into whether Dalli was open to lobbying and bribery on tobacco plans.

# lobbying - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers
# Open Government
# Open Government

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers

Jun 19th 2012, 4:44 PM 1,814 Views 8 Comments

Transparency International Ireland has reacted to a report in today’s Irish Times outlining proposed laws that will force lobbyists to disclose their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants.

# lobbying - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman
# PIZZA SLICE
From The Daily Edge
# PIZZA SLICE

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

May 24th 2012, 8:45 PM 6,880 Views 51 Comments

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

# lobbying - Thursday 22 March, 2012

How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations
# Mahon
# Mahon

How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations

Mar 22nd 2012, 2:27 PM 13,226 Views 50 Comments

The payments and planning inquiry has learned some valuable lessons in 15 years, it says – here are its recommendations for fighting corruption.

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