Regulation of Lobbying Act - Compliance for Public Affairs Practitioners

Penalties for non-compliance with the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 came into force on January 1st 2017. The Regulation of Lobbying Act applies to all those that engage in lobbying activity in return for payment, and no profession or sector is exempted from reporting lobbying activity. This half day workshop from 9:30am to 12:30pm, is designed to enable members and other professionals to fulfil their compliance obligations comprehensively and efficiently.

Start Date 10 August 2020
Course Dates 10 August 2020
Presenter Tim Ryan, MPRII
Public Relations and Public Affairs Consultant
Venue PRII offices, 84 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Fees PRII Members €165
Fees PRII Non-members €225

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 requires that companies, organisations and individuals register and report any lobbying activities they undertake. This requirement needs to be fulfilled every four months and non-compliance exposes your organisation to significant reputational risk.

Format and Topics Covered

The training is undertaken in a workshop format with attendees being brought through the importance of organisational compliance, understanding the Lobbying Act, how to make a return, how to ensure that your organisation's structure facilitates compliance and the pitfalls and challenges of compliance. The training lasts three hours and will ensure that attendees have a solid practical grasp on how to ensure their organisation is compliant.


09:30 to 12:30


Training is provided by Tim Ryan, MPRII, Public Relations and Public Affairs Consultant and Course Director on the PRII Certificate in Public Affairs.


What previous participants say:

“Tim was an excellent speaker and presenter. He Covered every aspect in depth, the notes were very clear and precise.”

“Wide coverage of related issues.”

“Excellent overview of the lobbying register and its place in the Irish Public Affairs environment.”

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