On 4 October 2013, EIOPA announced the new members of its Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG) and Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG). These stakeholder groups are consulted by EIOPA in respect of regulatory technical standards, guidelines and recommendations and may also submit opinions to EIOPA. The new members were appointed following an open selection process. Initial meetings of the new stakeholders groups are due to take place on 22 October 2013 (IRSG) and 24 October 2013 (OPSG). Two Irish representatives have been appointed to each of the IRSG and the OPSG.