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#Lobbying

From TheJournal.ie 'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague E-cigarettes

'Bear it in mind': Harris was contacted about vaping by minister and FG colleague

The Health Minister has said he has no intention of meeting with vaping companies.

From TheJournal.ie Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill Dáil Clash

Bríd Smith accuses Taoiseach of 'untruths' in fiery debate on lobbying and climate bill

The Dáil was also temporarily suspended following questioning from TD Paul Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

From TheJournal.ie New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today Transparency

New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today

The goal is for lobbying to be carried out in an ethical and transparent manner.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill Public Health Alcohol Bill

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

From TheJournal.ie Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

From TheJournal.ie Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists Policy And Economy

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli government minister called on AIB to shut down Irish pro-Palestine accounts Palestine

Israeli government minister called on AIB to shut down Irish pro-Palestine accounts

Israel’s Minister for Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan was quoted as saying he called on AIB to close certain accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator Long Time Coming

Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator

The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.

From TheJournal.ie 'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump Anxious Wait

'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump

Simon Coveney recently told the Dáil that there are Irish people “literally living in the shadows” in the US.

From TheJournal.ie After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back On The Agenda

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back

It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.

From TheJournal.ie Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent Security Adviser

Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

However, the White House said Trump himself wasn’t aware.

From TheJournal.ie Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly? Eighth Amendment

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?

In 2012 when the Constitutional Convention was set up there were concerns about lobbying – but transparency is needed if Citizen’s Assembly is going to work.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract' Tapped Up

Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract'

The Social Democrat TD made a number of claims about Abtran in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules' Lobbying

'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules'

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law Get Smart Fast

Here's what you need to know about Brendan Howlin's new lobbying law

A Bill published by Brendan Howlin will essentially deal with: ‘Who is contacting whom and about what’.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie ‘I had no role in advising the government’: Frank Flannery resigns from Rehab and Fine Gael Gone

‘I had no role in advising the government’: Frank Flannery resigns from Rehab and Fine Gael

Fine Gael has thanked Flannery for his “unstinting and loyal service to the party” while the Public Accounts Committee has said it still expects the former Rehab CEO to appear before it.

From TheJournal.ie Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving Legislation

Google lobbies against proposed restrictions on Glass while driving

The company is lobbying legislators in at least three US states in a bid to stop proposed restrictions on Glass while driving.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control Tobacco

Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control

65 per cent of packaging will be covered by warnings as opposed to the 75 per cent advocated by anti-tobacco lobby and the 50 per cent pushed for by those in the industry.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings Smoking

Taoiseach calls for no change to tobacco health warnings

Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time' Tobacco

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'

Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner Twitter

Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner

Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested “on suspicion of harassment offences”.

From TheJournal.ie British government vows new lobbying law after scandal Lobbying

British government vows new lobbying law after scandal

New laws to regulate lobbying have today been promised in the UK, after four politicians were filmed by undercover reporters offering to push lobbyists’ agendas in parliament in exchange for cash.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting Tobacco Industry

Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting

It has been reported that the Taoiseach and two senior ministers met with members of the tobacco industry a fortnight ago.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that Opinion

Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, explains the reasoning behind the government’s new plans to regulate lobbying and restore public faith in a vital activity.

From TheJournal.ie Former politicians will face temporary ban on lobbying under new rules Transparency

Former politicians will face temporary ban on lobbying under new rules

Proposals approved by ministers will enforce a legal “cooling-off” period for former office holders going into lobbying.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer Opinion

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

From TheJournal.ie Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention Constitution

Lobby groups warned over intensive lobbying of constitutional convention

Convention chairman Tom Arnold says citizen members are entitled not to be bombarded with unwanted contact.

From TheJournal.ie European health commissioner John Dalli resigns over lobbying allegations Brussels

European health commissioner John Dalli resigns over lobbying allegations

The EU’s anti-fraud office has begun investigations into whether Dalli was open to lobbying and bribery on tobacco plans.

From TheJournal.ie Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers Open Government

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers

Transparency International Ireland has reacted to a report in today’s Irish Times outlining proposed laws that will force lobbyists to disclose their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants.

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations Mahon

How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations

The payments and planning inquiry has learned some valuable lessons in 15 years, it says – here are its recommendations for fighting corruption.

From TheJournal.ie John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard" Lobbying

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"

“Democracy is not the sole preserve of the NGO community,” said the tobacco company in its submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

From TheJournal.ie MEP: McCreevy's boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists Lobbying

MEP: McCreevy's boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists

New documents show that McCreevy met with many major developers and bankers – including Sean Quinn and Bernard McNamara – during the Irish property bubble.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil publishes bill to regulate lobbyist industry Lobbying

Fianna Fáil publishes bill to regulate lobbyist industry

The party says a lobbyists’ register must be brought into effect before the State considers selling off its major assets.

From TheJournal.ie US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable Pizza

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

Yes, really.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges Lobbying

Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges

The government is to vote against John Crown’s bill which would require TDs and Senators to declare any contact with judges.

From TheJournal.ie Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws Lobbying

Your Country Your Call denies breaking political lobbying laws Exclusive

The competition says it does not need to register as a lobby group, and confirms a government contribution of €300,000.