Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Standards in Public Office Commission have established an online register of lobbying at www.lobbying.ie

Section 6(4) of the Act requires each public body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body. The purpose of the list is twofold:

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

 

Designated Public Officials in the Department of Health:

 

Name

 

Job Title and Description

Simon Harris TD Minister for Health
Joanne Lonergan Adviser to Minister Harris, Minister for Health
Sarah Bardon Special Adviser to Minister Harris,

Minister for Health

Finian McGrath TD Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities
Damian O’Farrell Adviser to Minister of State McGrath, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities
Gerry Maguire Adviser to Minister of State McGrath, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities
Catherine Byrne TD Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy
Nicola Clavin Special Adviser to Minister of State Byrne, Minister of State with special responsibility for Health Promotion and National Drugs Strategy
Jim Daly TD Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People
Darren Hourihane Special Adviser to Minister of State Daly,  Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People
Jim Breslin Secretary General.

The Secretary General is the Administrative Head of the Department, the Accounting Officer and has overall management responsibility for the quality of advice submitted to the Minister.

Dr Colm O’Reardon Deputy Secretary General with responsibility for Policy and Strategy Division
Greg Dempsey Deputy Secretary General with responsibility for Governance and Performance Division
Dr Siobhan O’Halloran Chief Nursing Officer with responsibility for Nursing/Midwifery, Mental Health, Drugs Policy and Social Inclusion Division
Dr Tony Holohan Chief Medical Officer with responsibility for the C.M.O.’s Office
Fergal Goodman Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Primary Care Division
Dr Kathleen MacLellan Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Social Care Division
Muiris O’Connor Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Research & Development and Health Analytics Division
Teresa Cody Assistant Secretary with responsibility for National HR Division
Tracey Conroy Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Acute Care Division
Colm Desmond Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Finance and Evaluation Division
Laura Magahy Executive Director with responsibility for Sláintecare Programme Office

 

Groups/Committees in Department of Health exempted under the Transparency Code:

Further information on the Transparency Code