Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and Designated Public Officials

Designated Public Officials of Kilkenny County Council

The designated public officials of Kilkenny County Council include the elected members (councillors) and Kilkenny County Council's Senior Management Team (Chief Executive and Directors of Services).

View listing of Kilkenny County Council's elected members and their contact details.

List of Kilkenny County Council's Chief Executive & Directors of Services below

Colette Byrne Cheif ExecutiveColette ByrneChief Executive 056 -
Simon WaltonSimon WaltonActing Director of ServicesWater, Environment, Library and Cultural Services056 -
Tim ButlerTim ButlerDirector of ServicesRoads, Corporate, HR, Parks and Fire Services056 -
Mary Mulholland Director of ServicesMary MulhollandDirector of ServicesHousing, Planning and Community Services056 -
Martin PrendervilleMartin PrendivilleHead of FinanceFinance, Economic Development and Asset Management056 -

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 comes into effect on 1 September 2015. It provides that certain people who are carrying on lobbying activities must register with the Standards in Public Office Commission and must provide information about their lobbying activities.

The Register of Lobbying will be maintained by the Standards in Public Office Commission and will be publicly accessible at

The Register of Lobbying will include information about:

  • Who is lobbying
  • On whose behalf is lobbying being carried out
  • The issues involved in the lobbying
  • What is the intended result of the lobbying
  • Who is being lobbied


Designated Public Officials:

The person being lobbied is a designated public official.

They include:

  • Ministers and Ministers of State
  • TDs and Senators
  • MEPs for constituencies in this State
  • Members of local authorities
  • Special Advisers
  • Secretaries General and Assistant Secretaries in the Civil Service
  • Chief Executive Officers and Directors of Services in Local Authorities


Further Information:

More information on the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 can be found at

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