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Designated Public Officials (DPO)

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  has established an online Register 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 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 (DPO) within the

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

 

Name Organisation Job Title
Dr Katherine Zappone T.D Department of Children
and Youth Affairs
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Jerry O'Connor Department of Children
and Youth Affairs

 

Special Advisor to the Minister - 

Minister's Press Adviser

Patricia Ryan Department of Children
and Youth Affairs

Special Advisor to the Minister -

Adviser on policy matters

 

Dr Fergal Lynch Department of Children
and Youth Affairs
Secretary General
Éimear Fisher Department of Children
and Youth Affairs

Assistant Secretary - Child Policy and Tusla Governance Division

Dermot Ryan Department of Children
and Youth Affairs
Assistant Secretary - Corporate and Business Support Division 
Bernie McNally Department of Children
and Youth Affairs
Assistant Secretary - Early Years Care and Education Division
Michelle Shannon Department of Children
and Youth Affairs
Director - Youth Justice, Adoption, Youth & Participation Division