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# Lobbying

Last month
May 2024
Ministers who don't comply with lobbying 'cooling off' period could be hit with €25,000 fine
The work of NGOs at the EU is 'not as sinister as you may think', election event told
This year
Planning: 'Proposed law designed to scare local groups off potential challenges'
Rose Wall & Gavin Elliott
Last year
Dee Forbes and Breda O'Keeffe among RTÉ execs who asked government for funds more than 50 times
EU parliament tightens lobbying rules for ex-MEPs following bribery scandal
Opinion: We could improve our planning law - instead the public is being excluded
Alison Hough & Gavin Elliott
All time
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What are the problems with lobbying in Ireland?
Opinion: 'Access to justice should be promoted - not restricted and threatened'
Rose Wall
Construction industry lobbying to change law and reduce planning challenges
Revolving Door: Revealing the relationship between government officials and lobbyists
Former Government officials' details missing from hundreds of lobbying returns
SIPO refuses to name ex-government officials who asked to waive 'cooling off' period for lobbying
Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
Five former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying
Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
Highest number of former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying - Sipo report
Cameron says he had 'big investment' in Greensill Capital but denies that motivated his intense lobbying
‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson
Explainer: The Greensill affair, 'a return of Tory sleaze' and how Ted Hastings could sort it all out
Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
Michaela Reilly
Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
Prof Gary Murphy
Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group
'State should be concerned': National Lottery lobbied for change in law to prevent bookies taking lotto bets
Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill
'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions
New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today
Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists
Israeli government minister called on AIB to shut down Irish pro-Palestine accounts
Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator
'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump
After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back
Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent
Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?
Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract'
'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules'
Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law
‘I had no role in advising the government’: Frank Flannery resigns from Rehab and Fine Gael