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# Lobbyists

Last year
# Biodiversity
Pesticide lobbyists pushing against environmental protections, research finds
A UN conference in Montreal is trying to finalise a new framework for living in harmony with nature.
Construction industry lobbying to change law and reduce planning challenges
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process.
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process
Housing Minister was lobbied 88 times on housing, development and zoning issues since taking office
Industry representatives regularly meet and liaise with local authority officials, reports Cormac Fitzgerald
All time
# Transparency
New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today
The goal is for lobbying to be carried out in an ethical and transparent manner.
# policy and economy
Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists
Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.
# Transparency
Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.
# Get smart fast
Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law
A Bill published by Brendan Howlin will essentially deal with: ‘Who is contacting whom and about what’.
# Open government
Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers
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.
# ethics
Public submissions show support for 'cooling-off' period for political lobbying
Submissions made to Brendan Howlin show general support for a two-year period before politicians can be hired as lobbyists.
# Lobbying
MEP: McCreevy's boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists
New documents show that McCreevy met with many major developers and bankers – including Sean Quinn and Bernard McNamara – during the Irish property bubble.
# Lobbying
Fianna Fáil publishes bill to regulate lobbyist industry
The party says a lobbyists’ register must be brought into effect before the State considers selling off its major assets.