The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 helps to inform the public about who is lobbying whom about what. Further information is available at www.lobbying.ie.

Public service providers must publish a list of designated public officials to:

  • provide the public with the names of designated public officials

  • provide lobbyists with a list they can use for filing a return to the Register

The designated public official within the Office of the Ombudsman is Ms Jacqui McCrum, Director General.

The Director General is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. She assists and advises the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner. She is also the Accounting Officer of the organisation, which means she is responsible for spending, and plays a leading role in the administration and development of the office.