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 Area Name of Councillor

Political Party

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Colm Carthy

Sinn Féin

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Noel Keelan

Sinn Féin

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Aidan Campbell

Fine Gael

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney P.J. O’Hanlon

Fianna Fáil

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Aoife McCooey

Fianna Fáil

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Mary Kerr-Conlon

Fine Gael

Ballybay-Clones Séamus Coyle

Fianna Fáil

Ballybay-Clones Richard Truell  Fine Gael
Ballybay-Clones Sean Gilliland

Fine Gael

Ballybay-Clones Hugh McElvaney

Fine Gael

Ballybay-Clones Pat Treanor

Sinn Féin

Monaghan Brian McKenna

Sinn Féin

Monaghan Seamus Treanor

Non-Party

Monaghan Raymond Aughey

Fianna Fáil

Monaghan David Maxwell

Fine Gael

Monaghan Seán Conlon

Sinn Féin

Monaghan Paudge Connolly

Non-Party

Monaghan Cathy Bennett

Sinn Féin

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.