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Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

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 1st September 2015, Westmeath 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. The purpose of the list is:

  • To allow members of the public identify those persons who are designated public officials; and
  • As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the register who may need to source a designated public official's details.

Designated officials under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

  • Chief Executive
    Pat Gallagher
    Email: chiefexecutive@Westmeathcoco.ie
    Department/Area: Chief Executive function for all areas.
  • Director of Service
    Martin Murray
    Telephone: O44-9332000
    Email: info@westmeathcoco.ie
    Department/Area: Environment, Water & Emergency Services; Mullingar Municipal District :
  • Director of Service
    Barry Kehoe
    Telephone: O44-9332000
    Email: info@westmeathcoco.ie
    Transportation, Planning, Economic Development, Athlone Municipal District :
  • Director of Service
    Jimmy Dalton
    Telephone: O44-9332000
    Email: info@westmeathcoco.ie
    Department/Area: Head of Finance; Property Management and Corporate Procurement, Risk Management, Health & Safety Management :
  • Head of Finance
    Niall Barrett
    Telephone: O44-9332000
    Email: info@westmeathcoco.ie
    Department/Area: Housing, Community Development, Corporate Performance and Development,Culture:

Section (6)(1)(d) of the Act provides that members of Westmeath County Council are regarded as designated public officials for the purposes of the act.

Further information on the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is available on the Regulation of Lobbying website.