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Bord Gáis Éireann 1976-09-132014-06-20Established as Limited Company in 1975; converted to Statutory Corporation in 1976; Restructured as Ervia in 2014 McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.bordgais.ie/; Various Gas Acts from 1976 to 2002; S.I. No. 209/1976; ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Act 2014; S.I. No. 287/2014
Central Statistics Office1949-06-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.cso.ie/; Statistics Act 1993
National Cancer Registry1991-02-04McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.ncri.ie/; S.I. No. 19/1991; S.I. No. 293/1996
Port of Cork Company1997-03-03McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.portofcork.ie/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. 95/1997
University College Cork1908-01-01Founded in 1845 under the name of Queen's College, Cork; then renamed as University College Cork by Charter in 1908; and under the Universities Act 1997 is known as National University of Ireland, Cork McGauran et al. 2005; www.ucc.ie; Universities Act 1997
Irish Steel Holdings Limited1947-06-011996-05-01Nationalised 1947; privatised--went into receivership 1994; purchased by Irish Ispat--finalized 1996State Guarantees Act, 1954; Irish Steel Holdings Limited Act, 1960; Irish Steel Limited Act, 1996; FitzGerald, 1963; Palcic and Reeves 2007
Licensing Authority for Sea-fishing boats2003-07-01Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003
Personal Injuries Resolution Board2004-04-13Rebranded in 2023 as the Personal Injuries Resolution Board, previously the Personal Injuries Assessment BoardS.I. No. 627/2023
Health Information and Quality Authority2007-04-21Integrated and expanded functions of two agencies: the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) (est. in 1999) and the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board (IHSAB) (est. in 2002)Health Act 2007; http://www.hiqa.ie/
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority2007-01-01Prior to 2007, these function were exercised by the Seafood Control Division of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural ResourcesSea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006; http://sfpa.oghamtech.ie/
Crawford Art Gallery2006-12-06In 2006, a new company, Crawford Art Gallery Cork Ltd., was established by the Minister of Arts, Sport and Tourism to manage the Gallery, and the Gallery was designated a National Cultural Institution. http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/; http://www.ahg.gov.ie/en/AboutUs/AgenciesBodiesunderDepartmentsAegis/; Companies Registration Office
Ervia2014-06-20Holding company for Gas Networks Ireland and Irish WaterESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Act 2014; S.I. No. 287/2014
Gas Networks Ireland2014-06-03Gas Regulation Act 2013; S.I. No. 229/2014
Munster Technological University 2021-01-01Munster Technological University was an amalgamation of the prior Cork and Tralee Institutes of Technology Technological Universities Act 2018 (No. 3 of 2018); S.I. No. 568/2020