Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

Monaghan Chamber Room

Designated Public Officials

The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what.

Section 6(4) of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 requires that on commencement of the Act on 1 September 2015, Monaghan County Council is required to publish a list showing the name, grade and brief details of the role and responsibilities of each “Designated Public Official” of the body.

Designated Public Officials – Monaghan County Council

Designated Public Officials – Monaghan County Council

Eamonn O’Sullivan, Chief Executive

Paul Clifford, Director of Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism

Adge King, Director of Climate Action, Environmental and Water Services

John Murray, Director of Finance, Housing and Culture

Patricia Monahan, Director of Transportation, Community and Rural Development

Cathal Flynn, Acting Director of Corporate Services and Capital Project Management Delivery

Section (6)(1)(d) of the Act provides that the Members of Monaghan Council are regarded as Designated Public Officials for the purposes of the Act. The following are the current members of Monaghan County Council.

 

Electoral AreaName of Councillor

Political Party

Carrickmacross-CastleblayneyColm Carthy

Sinn Féin

Carrickmacross-CastleblayneyNoel Keelan

Sinn Féin

Carrickmacross-CastleblayneyAidan Campbell

Fine Gael

Carrickmacross-CastleblayneyP.J. O’Hanlon

Fianna Fáil

Carrickmacross-CastleblayneyAoife McCooey

Fianna Fáil

Carrickmacross-CastleblayneyMary Kerr-Conlon

Fine Gael

Ballybay-ClonesSéamus Coyle

Fianna Fáil

Ballybay-ClonesRichard Truell Fine Gael
Ballybay-ClonesSean Gilliland

Fine Gael

Ballybay-ClonesHugh McElvaney

Fine Gael

Ballybay-ClonesPat Treanor

Sinn Féin

MonaghanBrian McKenna

Sinn Féin

MonaghanSeamus Treanor

Non-Party

MonaghanRaymond Aughey

Fianna Fáil

MonaghanDavid Maxwell

Fine Gael

MonaghanSeán Conlon

Sinn Féin

MonaghanPaudge Connolly

Non-Party

MonaghanCathy Bennett

Sinn Féin

Strategic Policy Committees 

Strategic Policy Committees are relevant bodies under Section 5 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and must comply with the Transparency Code.

Monaghan County Council has four Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs):

  • Economic Development and Enterprise Support
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Transport and Community
  • Housing, Social and Cultural

Each SPC is chaired by a Councillor and the membership includes ouncillors and sectoral/community group representatives.

The sectoral/community representatives are drawn from the National Pillars and from the membership of the Monaghan PPN (Public Participation Network).

See membership of the Strategic Policy Committees

Strategic Policy Committees Members 2020-2024 (PDF)

 

 

Further information regarding the legislation and further guidance on the Act is available on the Regulation of Lobbying website at www.lobbying.ie

Transparency Code

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has prepared and published a code, known as the “Transparency Code, which sets out how certain relevant public bodies, such as ministerial advisory groups, may conduct their activities in a transparent way. By adhering to the Transparency Code, communications within these bodies would meet the exemption from the requirement to register and report on lobbying activities.