Government urged to introduce a register for lobbyists

The government is being urged to enact legislation to introduce a register for lobbyists and legislation governing how they operate.

The issue was raised in the Dail this morning by Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle, who suggested Labour had "gone over to the dark side".

Deputy Pringle asked Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore if, having previously committed to creating a register, the government is now afraid to do so............

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Eamon Gilmore denied that there is any lessening of Labour's commitment to a register - He told the Dail the legislation is being prepared.............

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