Regulation of Lobbying Act

  1. Overview
  2. Designated officers

Designated officers

In accordance with the Act the names, grades and brief details of the roles or responsibilities of the 'Designated Public Officials' in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners are set out below.

Secretaries General

Niall Cody, Chairman

Niall Cody is Chairman of the Board of the Revenue Commissioners and is also the Accounting Officer for Revenue. Corporate Services Division and the four Revenue Legislation Services Divisions report directly to the Chairman.

Gerry Harrahill, Commissioner

Gerry Harrahill is a member of the Revenue Board. Six Divisions report directly to Commissioner Harrahill, namely Large Corporates Division, Large Cases - High Wealth Individuals Division, Medium Enterprises Division, Customs Division, Revenue Solicitor’s Division and Investigations & Prosecutions Division.

Michael Gladney, Commissioner

Michael Gladney is a member of the Revenue Board. Five Divisions report directly to Commissioner Gladney, namely Personal Division, Business Division, Collector General's Division, Planning Division, and Information & Communications Technology and Logistics Division.

Assistant secretaries or equivalent grades

Gerry Howard, Business Taxes Policy and Legislation Division

Gerry Howard is responsible for the policy, legislation and interpretation functions for Capital Gains Tax (CGT), Corporation Tax, incentives, financial services and other business taxes.

Gerard Moran, Indirect Taxes Policy and Legislation Division

Gerard Moran is responsible for the development of indirect tax policy at national and EU level and for ensuring the efficient and effective administration of Value-Added Tax (VAT), Excise and Vehicle Registration Tax.

Philip Brennan, Personal Taxes Policy and Legislation Division

Philip Brennan is responsible for the development of personal tax and capital taxes policy at national and EU level and for managing policy, legislation and interpretation functions for personal and capital taxes (excluding Capital Gains Tax).

Eamonn O’Dea, International Tax Division

Eamonn O'Dea is responsible for engagement with the EU and OECD on direct taxation including transfer pricing-related, case-specific, Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP) and Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) negotiations with other tax authorities. He is also responsible for monitoring and updating Ireland’s tax treaty network.

Vacancy, Corporate Services and Accountant General’s Division

This person is responsible for Revenue's human resource management strategies, including workforce planning, recruitment, training and capability development. He is also responsible for Revenue’s financial and information management, banking functions, corporate reform, internal audit, communications and knowledge management functions. 

Eugene Creighton, Large Corporates Division

Eugene Creighton is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions for the largest business customers in the State. He is also responsible for challenging tax avoidance transactions using the General Anti-Avoidance Rule.

Breda Ruddle, Large Cases - High Wealth Individuals Division

Breda Ruddle is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions for the wealthiest individuals in the State, pension/insurance schemes and retirement funds.  She is also responsible for challenging tax avoidance transactions using the General Anti-Avoidance Rule.

Orla Fitzpatrick, Medium Enterprises Division

Orla Fitzpatrick is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions for medium enterprises and proprietary directors and subsidiaries/parent of Medium Enterprise Division companies.

Florance Carey, Customs Division

Florance Carey is responsible for the development of Customs legislation and systems and for ensuring the implementation of Customs controls. She is also responsible for influencing the development of EU policy on all Customs related matters, including implementation of the EU Union Customs Code and representing Revenue’s and Ireland’s interests at various international fora.

Marie-Claire Maney, Revenue Solicitor's Division and Investigations and Prosecutions Division

Marie-Claire Maney is responsible for providing comprehensive legal support services for Revenue including in the conduct of litigation and appeals and in the prosecution of criminal offences. She is also responsible for the management, development and co-ordination of Revenue's investigations and prosecution activity.

Declan Rigney, Personal Division

Declan Rigney is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions for individuals with PAYE income only and entities with no trade or professional income such as trusts, charities, sporting bodies. He is also responsible for the co-ordination of Irish Language services.

Noel Brett, Business Division

Noel Brett is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions for entities registered for VAT, RCT, Customs and Excise. He is also responsible for excise license entities with trade or professional income, proprietary directors and subsidiaries/parent of Business Division companies.

Joe Howley, Collector General's Division

Joe Howley is responsible for the collection of taxes and for the implementation of debt management programmes, including appropriate interventions to maximise timely compliance. He is also responsible for enforcement action against those who fail to comply.

Brian Boyle, Planning Division

Brian Boyle is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of business policies and for monitoring and evaluating national tax compliance risks. He is also responsible for performance measurement and reporting, statistics and economics research and corporate strategy.

John Barron, Information & Communications Technology and Logistics Division

John Barron is responsible for the provision of secure, reliable and quality information and communications technology services and for innovation, adaptability and new advances in technology. He is also responsible for the management and delivery of logistical services central to running Revenue.