Targeting the Government and regulators was a core responsibility of the financial services role ultimately taken up by former minister of State Michael D’Arcy, according to a job specification for the position written in January.

Mr D’Arcy’s move to the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM) sparked political controversy this week, after it emerged he did not inform the Standards In Public Office Commission (Sipo) – the political ethics watchdog – in advance of the move. Mr D’Arcy resigned from the Seanad to take up the post.

According to the job specification, the chief executive’s responsibilities were to include “ensuring that the Association’s policies and views are clearly communicated in a timely manner to target audiences, in particular to Government, government departments and regulators”.

The job specification is still live on the IAIM’s website.



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