BORDER LINES: Legislation to create lobbyists’ roll

DUBLIN: The Irish Attorney General is drafting legislation for the creation of a register of lobbyists. The Irish government has agreed to the draft following allegations made at the Flood Tribunal, which is probing a planning scandal where lobbyists are accused of making secret payments to politicians. The Irish PR industry has cautiously welcomed the register, but Nigel Heneghan, president of the country’s PR Institute, said government officials dealing with lobbyists should also be subject to scrutiny.

DUBLIN: The Irish Attorney General is drafting legislation for the

creation of a register of lobbyists. The Irish government has agreed to

the draft following allegations made at the Flood Tribunal, which is

probing a planning scandal where lobbyists are accused of making secret

payments to politicians. The Irish PR industry has cautiously welcomed

the register, but Nigel Heneghan, president of the country’s PR

Institute, said government officials dealing with lobbyists should also

be subject to scrutiny.



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