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Labour Court1946-09-23McGauran 2005 et al.; http://www.labourcourt.ie/; Industrial Relations Act 1946
Employment Appeals Tribunal1977-05-09Replaced the Redundancy Appeals Tribunal (est. in 1967); merged into Workplace Relations Commission in October 2015 but continues to hear appeals submitted before 1 October 2015McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.eatribunal.ie/; Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; Workplace Relations Act 2015
An Bord Pleanála1977-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.pleanala.ie/; Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1976; S.I. No. 308/1976; Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2006; Building Control Act 1990.
Rent Tribunal1983-08-022016-01-08From 1 October 2009, administrative support services to the Rent Tribunal were provided by the PRTB and the Rent Tribunal was located at the offices of the PRTB. On 8 January 2016 the Rent Tribunal was absorbed into the Residential Tenancies Board.McGauran et al., 2005; Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) (Amendment) Act 1983; S.I. No. 220/1983; S.I. No. 222/1983; S.I No.140/1988; Written answers--Tuesday, 30 June 2009- Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government-- Private Rented Accommodation; Written answers--Tuesday, 23 March 2010 Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government--Private Residential Tenancies Board; www.rtb.ie; Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015; S.I. No. 151/2016; S.I. No. 4/2016
Valuation Tribunal1988-07-22McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.valuationtribunal.ie/; The Valuation Act 1988; Valuation Act 2001; S.I. No. 191/1988
Equality Tribunal1999-10-182015-10-01Also known as the Office of the Director of Equality Investigations--name changed to Equality Tribunal by the Equality Act 2004 (section 30). Merged with the National Employment Rights Authority, Labour Relations Commission, Rights Commissioners Service and the Employment Appeals Tribunalin 2015 to create the Workplace Relations Commission.http://www.equalitytribunal.ie/; Employment Equality Act 1998; Equal Status Act 2000; Equality Act 2004; Workplace Relations Act 2015; S.I. No. 412/2015 - Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2015
Refugee Appeals Tribunal2000-10-042016-12-31Replaced by the International Protection Appeals TribunalMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.refappeal.ie/; 1951 Geneva Convention on the status of refugees; Refugee Act 1996; www.protectionappeals.ie; International Protection Act 2015; S.I. No. 661/2016 - International Protection Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2016
Agriculture Appeals Office2002-05-13McGauran et al. 2005; Agriculture Appeals Act 2001; S.I. No. 558/2002; S.I. No.65/2006; S.I. No. 584/2006; Dáil Éireann - Volume 561 - 13 February, 2003--Written Answers. - Agriculture Appeals Office; http://www.agriappeals.gov.ie/
Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal2004-01-01http://www.ifsat.ie/; Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Acts 2003; S.I. No. 224/2008
Redundancy Appeals Tribunal1968-01-011977-05-09Functions taken over by Employment Appeals TribunalRedundancy Payments Act, 1967; S.I. No. 302/1967; S.I. No. 26/1969; Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977
Special Education Appeals Board2006-04-03Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004
Fair Trade Commission1953-05-071972-06-20Replaced by Restrictive Practices Commission in 1972Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1953; Restrictive Practices Act, 1972
Restrictive Practices Commission1972-06-201991-10-01Continuation/name change of Fair Trade Commission; functions transferred to Competition Authority in 1991Restrictive Practices Act, 1972; Competition Act, 1991
Electronic Communications Appeal Panel2003-01-012007-06-13S.I. No.307/2003; http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Communications/Regulation+and+Postal+Division/The+former+Electronic+Communications+Appeals+Panel.htm; Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 29 May, 2008--Written Answers. - Commission for Communications Regulation
Levy Appeals Tribunal1967-01-012000-01-01Industrial Training Act, 1967; S.I. No. 166/1970; S.I. No. 470-474/1998; National Training Fund Act, 2000; Dáil Éireann - Volume 328 - 14 May, 1981--Written Answers. - Administrative Tribunals; Dáil Éireann - Volume 407 - 23 April, 1991--Written Answers. - Semi-State Bodies
Railway Tribunal1924-10-141945-01-01Took over functions of the Railway and Canal Commission; upon dissolution, powers given to High Court (Transport Act 1944)Railways Act, 1924; 'First Sitting of the Railway Tribunal' Irish Times, 4 October 1924; Railways (Amendment) Act, 1929; S.I. No. 659/1935; Transport Act 1944
Censorship of Films Appeals Board1923-07-162008-07-20Censorship of Films Act, 1923; Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008
Classification of Films Appeal Board2008-07-20Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008; www.ifco.ie
Dáil Eireann Courts Winding Up Commission1923-01-011925-04-30Dáil Eireann Courts (Winding-Up) Act, 1923; Dáil Eireann Courts (Winding-Up) Act, 1925
Farm Tax Tribunal1987-02-061990-02-06Farm Tax Act, 1985; S.I. No. 40/1987; O’Connor, Tom (1993) ‘The farm tax – a political casualty’. Seirbhís Phoiblí. April: 21-31.
Bookmakers Appeal Committee1994-12-01Irish Horseracing Industry Act, 1994
Disabled Drivers Board of Appeal1989-12-21S.I. No. 340/1989; Dáil Éireann - Volume 403 - 05 December, 1990, Written Answers. - Disabled Drivers' Medical Board of Appeal; Written Answers - Departmental Bodies, 1 May 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 763 No. 3; http://www.nrh.ie/about-nrh/non-clinical-services/disabled-drivers-board-of-appeal/
Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board2006-09-27http://www.mhclrb.ie/; Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006; S.I. No. 499/2006; Written answers, Thursday, 16 January 2014, No.228, Department of Justice and Equality - Departmental Bodies
Student Grants Appeals Board2011-09-08The Board reviews appeals from applicants, under the 2011 Student Grant Scheme onwards, in relation to the decision on their grant application.http://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Bodies-and-Committees/Student-Grants-Appeals-Board.html; Student Support Act 2011
International Protection Appeals Tribunal2016-12-31Replaced the Refugee Appeals Tribunal​www.protectionappeals.ie; International Protection Act 2015; S.I. No. 661/2016 - International Protection Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2016
Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal1995-12-162002-10-09Established on a non-statutory basis in December 1995, became statutory on 1 November 1997. Replaced by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.www.hepccomptrib.com; Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Act 1997; S.I. No. 443/1997; Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2002; S.I. No. 473/2002
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal2002-10-09Replaced the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunalwww.hepccomptrib.com; Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2002; S.I. No. 473/2002
Charity Appeals Tribunal2016-08-01www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/672545-charity-appeals-tribunal; Charities Act 2009; S.I. No. 209/2018
Social Welfare Tribunal1982-10-05The Social Welfare Tribunal is a statutory tribunal established in 1982 to deal with cases where entitlement to Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance is refused due to an involvement in a trade disputewww.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Social-Welfare-Tribunal; Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1981; Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1982; S.I. No. 309/1982
CervicalCheck Tribunal2020-10-21An independent body set up under the CervicalCheck Tribunal Act 2019 to provide an alternative system for dealing with claims arising from CervicalCheckCervicalCheck Tribunal Act 2019 (No. 31 of 2019); S.I. No. 453/2020