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|
|Tom Ward||Assistant Secretary||Offices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court|
|Audrey Leonard||Assistant Secretary||Offices of the Circuit Court, District Court, Central Criminal Court, and Special Criminal Court; Courts Service regional offices|
|John Cleere||Assistant Secretary||Finance (including Courts Service vote and court funds); Procurement, Risk Management|
|Owen Harrison||Assistant Secretary||Information & Communications Technology; Information Services|
|Emer Darcy||Assistant Secretary||Reform of court legislation; modernisation of court rules, practices and procedures; support for court rules committees; library services, Judicial Research Support, Organisation Development & Training, Media Relations, Provison of Information|
|Anne Heenan||Probate Officer||Probate Office of the High Court; issue of grants of probate and letters of administration|