The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information for the public on the identity of those communicating with designated public officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions.
Further information about the legislation and guidance on the Act is available on 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:
- 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 of Lobbyists who may need to source a Designated Public Official’s details.
Designated public officials within the Courts Service are:
|Name||Job Title||Area of responsibility|
|Angela Denning||Chief Executive Officer||Chief Executive|
|Geraldine Hurley||Head of Directorate||Offices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court; Judicial Research Support|
|Peter Mullan||Head of Directorate||Offices of the Circuit Court, District Court, Central Criminal Court, and Special Criminal Court; Courts Service regional offices|
|Seán Quigley||Head of Directorate||Finance (including Courts Service vote and court funds); Organisation Development & Training|
|Paul Burns||Head of Directorate||Information & Communications Technology; Estates & Buildings; Human Resources; Information Services (including media)|
|Audrey Leonard||Head of Directorate||Reform of court legislation; modernisation of court rules, practices and procedures; support for court rules committees; library services|
|John Glennon||Probate Officer||Probate Office of the High Court; issue of grants of probate and letters of administration|
|Michael Neary||Property Arbitrator||Arbitrator in disputes arising from decisions of the State to acquire land compulsorily|