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Report on Regulation of Lobbyists published

Dublin, 18 May 2010 - A study on the regulation of lobbyists examining systems in the United States, Canada, Germany and the EU institutions has been published by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. The study was authored by Dr. Raj Chari, Trinity College Dublin and Dr. Gary Murphy, Dublin City University

The authors claim that ‘In an age where disenchantment with certain aspects of life has been a feature of Irish politics, and where tribunals of inquiry have opened up all sorts of questions about the influence of lobbyists in Irish public life, our report suggests that being proactive in establishing some sort of register of lobbyists would be a good initial first step in ensuring the perception of undue influence is something that is not an issue in Ireland.'

The report can be downloaded here (1.5MB)

PDF icon 2006_Registration_of_Lobbyists.pdf1.46 MB