Regulation of Lobbying Act
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.
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 Investigation, Prosecution and Frontier Management Division.
Ruth Kennedy, Commissioner
Ruth Kennedy is a member of the Revenue Board. Five divisions report directly to Commissioner Kennedy, namely Personal Division, Business Division, Collector General's Division, Accountant General's and Strategic Planning Division, and Information & Communications Technology and Logistics Division.
Deirdre Hanlon, Indirect Taxes Policy and Legislation Division
Deirdre Hanlon 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.
Tom James, Personal Taxes Policy and Legislation Division
Tom James 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).
Vacancy, International Tax Division
This division 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. The division is responsible for monitoring and updating Ireland’s tax treaty network.
Jeanette Doonan, Business Taxes Policy and Legislation Division
Jeanette Doonan is responsible for the policy, legislation and interpretation functions for Capital Gains Tax (CGT), Corporation Tax, incentives, financial services and other business taxes.
Orla Campbell, Corporate Services Division
Orla Campbell is responsible for Revenue's human resource management strategies, including workforce planning, recruitment, training and capability development, organisational development, administrative budget management, corporate reform, governance, information compliance and internal audit functions. Orla has corporate responsibilities as a member of Revenue's Management Advisory Committee (MAC).
Eugene Creighton, Large Corporates Division
Eugene Creighton is responsible for the management and development of service, and for certain sectors such as banking, insurance, aircraft leasing, ‘Section 110 companies’ and investment funds. He is also responsible for challenging corporate tax avoidance transactions including abusive transfer pricing.
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 policy, legislation and systems. 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 for representing Revenue’s and Ireland’s interests at various international fora.
Maura Kiely, Revenue Solicitor's Division
Maura Kiely 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.
Lynda Slattery, Investigation, Prosecution and Frontier Management Division
Lynda Slattery is responsible for leading Revenue's criminal investigation function, for ensuring overall supply chain safety and security and for the management of EU external borders and the implementation of relevant national level prohibitions and restrictions. She is also responsible for Revenue’s national investigation functions including national and international liaison coordination and the conduct of relevant operations aimed at cross border fraud, drug smuggling and diversion of taxable goods, management of the intelligence function and the oversight of the Offshore Assets Group and other large-scale programmes targeting tax evasion of a transnational nature.
James Twohig, Personal Division
James Twohig 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, Relevant Contracts Tax (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, Accountant General's and Strategic Planning Division
Brian Boyle is responsible for oversight of the development and implementation of innovative operational business policies along with design of new, enabling business processes. Brian is also the Accountant General responsible for the accounting and reporting of all taxes and duties collected by Revenue and associated banking functions.
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.