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 the Collector General's Division, Corporate Affairs & Customs Division, Information & Communications Technology and Logistics Division, Large Cases Division and the Revenue Solicitor’s and Investigations & Prosecutions Division.

Michael Gladney, Commissioner

Michael Gladney is a member of the Revenue Board. One division and four Revenue regions report directly to Commissioner Gladney, namely Planning Division, Border Midlands West Region, Dublin Region, East & South East Region and South West Region.

Assistant secretaries or equivalent grades

Paul Dempsey, Corporate Services and Accountant General’s Division

Paul Dempsey is responsible for Revenue's human resource management strategies, including workforce planning, recruitment, training and capability development, financial and information management, corporate reform and internal audit functions. He is also responsible for the accounting and reporting of all taxes and duties collected by Revenue and associated banking functions. In addition he is responsible for developing Revenue's corporate strategy and  communications functions.

Eamonn O’Dea, International Tax Division

Eamonn O'Dea is responsible for engagement with the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) on direct taxation, including participation in, and appropriate responses to, the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project; expanding and updating Ireland's tax treaty network; transfer pricing-related, case-specific, mutual agreement procedures (MAP) and advance pricing agreement (APA) negotiations with other tax authorities, together with participation in OECD and EU transfer pricing policy development; ensuring Revenue is seen to provide, and receives, taxpayer-related information in accordance with exchange of information (EOI) agreements.

Brian Boyle, Personal Taxes Policy and Legislation Division

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

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.

Joe Howley, Collector General's Division

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

Florance Carey, Customs Division

Florance Carey is responsible for the development of policy, legislation and international functions for customs.

John Barron, Information & Communications Technology and Logistics Division

John Barron is responsible for enabling Revenue achieve its strategic business goals through the provision of secure, reliable and quality information and communications technology services as well as through innovation, adaptability and new advances in technology. He is also responsible for the management and delivery of logistical services central to running Revenue.

Eugene Creighton, Large Cases Division

Eugene Creighton is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions relating to the largest businesses and wealthiest individuals in the State and for challenging tax avoidance transactions using the General Anti-Avoidance rule.

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

Marie-Claire Maney is responsible for providing comprehensive legal support services to 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, Planning Division

Declan Rigney is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of innovative operational business policies along with the design of new, enabling business processes. He also carries out evaluation of operational programmes and performance. In addition, he is also responsible for performance measurement and reporting, statistics, and economic research functions.

Noel Brett, Border Midlands West (BMW) Region

Noel Brett is responsible for the management and development of service and risk-based compliance functions relating to customers resident in, and businesses managed and controlled in, the BMW Region. He is also responsible for implementing customs controls in the BMW Region and for national functions in the Central Repayments Office (Monaghan), VIMA Office (Dundalk), ROS helpdesk (Castlebar) and the National Prosecutions and Seizures Office (Bridgend).

Philip Brennan, Dublin Region

Philip Brennan is responsible for the management and development of customer service and risk-based tax and duty compliance functions in the Dublin Region, including the operation of customs controls at Dublin Airport, Dublin Port and the administration of the National Stamp Duty Office.

Breda Ruddle, East and South East (ESE) Region

Breda Ruddle is responsible for the management and development of service, compliance and audit functions relating to customers resident in, and businesses managed and controlled in, the East and South East Region. She is also responsible for the Central Vehicle Office, the National Excise Licensing Office, the Portlaoise Mail Centre and the Dublin Mail Centre.

Charles Phelan, South West (SW) Region

Charles Phelan is responsible for the management and development of customer service and risk-based tax and duty compliance functions in the South West Region, including the national responsibility for the Maritime Unit and the Deep Rummage Team.