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Irish Patents Office1927-10-012019-12-02The Irish Patents Office was replaced by the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland from 2 December 2019McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.patentsoffice.ie/; Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act 1927; Patents Acts 1964 & 1992; Trade Marks Act 1996; Intellectual Property (Miscellanious Provisions) Act 1998; Industrial Designs Act 2001; European Communities (Supplementary Protection Certificate) Regulations 1993; S.I. No. 586/2019
Electricity Supply Board1927-08-11Electricity Supply Act, 1927; www.esb.ie; FitzGerald, 1963
Mining Board (II)1940-11-14McGauran et al. 2005; The Minerals Development Act 1940; Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 06 July, 2004--Written Answers. - State Boards
Bord na Móna plc1946-06-21McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.bnm.ie/; Turf Development Acts 1946 and 1950; S.I. No. 212/1946
Arramara Teoranta1949-12-012014-05-09Privatised through sale to Acadian Seaplants of Nova Scotia.McGauran et al. 2005; FitzGerald, 1963; http://www.arramara.ie/; Alginate Industries (Ireland) Limited (Acquisition of shares) Acts 1949, 1954 and 2002 ; Written answers, Thursday, 10 April 2014, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Departmental Agencies; 'New Canadian owner of Connemara seaweed company reassures harvesters' Connacht Tribune, 9 May 2014.
IDA Ireland1994-01-01A Subsidiary Body of Forfás until dissolution of Forfás in 2014McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.idaireland.com/; Industrial Development Act 1993; Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014; S.I. No. 304/2014
Irish National Productivity Committee1959-01-011972-05-30Functions taken over by Irish Productivity CentreDáil Éireann - Volume 190 - 14 June, 1961--Committee on Finance. - Vote 44—Industry and Commerce; Dáil Éireann - Volume 262 - 11 July, 1972--Committee on Finance. - Vote 40: Industry and Commerce
Shannon Development1959-01-282014-09-05While Shannon Development's primary reporting line is to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, they also liaise with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in their role as the Regional Tourism Authority for the Shannon Region. Responsibility for tourism and aviation were delegated under S.I. No. 94/1987. On 5 Septemnber 2014 Shannon Development became part of Shannon Group plc and was renamed Shannon Commercial Enterprises DAC (Trading as Shannon Commercial Properties) and Shannon Developments previous enterprise support, employment development and tourism functions were transferred to the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.shannon-dev.ie/; Shannon Free Airport Development Company Ltd. Act, 1959; www.shannongroup.ie; www.gov.ie; State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014; S.I. No. 396/2014
Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland1981-04-14http://www.asai.ie/
National Lottery1986-09-292014-02-27McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.lotto.ie/; The National Lottery Act 1986; National Lottery Act 2013; S.I. No. 102/2014; 'Privatised national lottery gambles on long-term growth' Irish Times, 28 Feb 2014
Competition Authority1991-10-012014-10-31Took over functions of Restrictive Practices Commission in 1991. First established as a statutory non-departmental body but was converted to statutory corporation in 2002 (by the Competition Act 2002). Merged with the National Consumer Agency in 2014 to create the Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.tca.ie/; Irish Takeover Panel Act 1997; S.I. No. 249/1991; Competition Acts 1991, 2002, 2006; Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014
National Centre for Partnership and Performance2001-10-222010-04-01On 1 January 2007 was placed on a statutory footing as part of the new National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO)McGauran et al. 2005; National Economic and Social Development Act 2006; S.I. No 140/2010; Taoiseach's Address at the Launch of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance, 22/10/2001
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (I)1997-07-122010-05-02McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.entemp.ie/; S.I. No. 305/1997; S.I. No. 185/2010
Forfás1994-01-012014-07-31Body through which powers were delegated to IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland (2003). Took over functions of Industrial Development Authority and Eolas. Absorbed into Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in 2014.McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.forfas.ie/; Industrial Development Acts 1993-2003; Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014; S.I. No. 304/2014
Irish Goods Council1978-08-251991-09-01Merge with the Irish Export Board to form Irish Trade Board 1991Trade and Marketing Promotion Act 1991; Dáil Éireann - Volume 337 - 02 July, 1982--Written Answers. - Non-Commercial State Bodies
Irish Export Board1959-09-011991-09-01Replaced Córas Tráchtála Teoranta (Limited Company); Merge with the Irish Goods Council to form Irish Trade Board 1991Export Promotion Act, 1959; Trade and Marketing Promotion Act 1991
Irish Trade Board1991-09-011998-07-22Now part of Enterprise Ireland-merge with ForbairtTrade and Marketing Promotion Act 1991; Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998
National Oil Reserves Agency1995-02-22Established in 1995 as a subsidiary of the Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited (INPC, est. in 1979). In 2007 established as state agency under the aegis of the Dept. of Communications, Marine and Natural ResourcesMcGauran et al. 2005; Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited Act 2001; National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007; http://www.nora.ie/
Department of Finance 1924-06-01Dept of Finance took over responsibility for e-government from Dept of Taoiseach in 2008http://www.finance.gov.ie/; Ministers and Secretaries Act, 1924
NDP/CSF Evaluation Unit1996-01-012006-06-01Replaced by Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit in Dept. of Finance (Later Dept. of Public Expenditure and Reform)McGauran et al. 2005; http://publicspendingcode.per.gov.ie/about-us/; Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure. Wednesday, 28 June 2006, Dáil Eireann Debate Vol. 622 No. 78; Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure. Wednesday, 7 February 2007, Dáil Eireann Debate Vol. 631 No. 1
Port of Cork Company1997-03-03McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.portofcork.ie/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. 95/1997
Port of Waterford Company1997-06-16McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.portofwaterford.com/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. No. 253/1997
Drogheda Port Company1997-03-032017-10-02Prior to 1997 existed as Drogheda Harbour Commissioners for about 200 years. Under the Harbours Act 2015, Drogheda Port Company was dissolved in October 2017 and transferred in its entirity to Louth County Council. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.droghedaport.ie/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. No 95/1997; S.I. No. 238/2004; Harbours Act 2015; S.I. No. 424/2017
Dublin Dockland Development Authority1997-05-012016-03-01Dissolved McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.dublindocklands.ie/; Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997; Dublin Docklands Development Authority (Dissolution) Act 2015; S.I. No. 113/2016
Dublin Port Company1997-03-03The port of Dublin dates back to 1707, and was managed by the Dublin Port and Docks Board from 1867. It was corporatised to become Dublin Port Company in 1997McGauran et al. 2005; www.dublinport.ie/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. Nos. 95 & 98/1997
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company1997-03-032018-10-03Under the Harbours Act 2015, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company was dissolved in October 2018 and transferred in its entirity to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.dlharbour.ie/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. No. 95/1997; S.I. No.188/1997; Harbours Act 2015; S.I. No. 391/2018
Expert Group on Future Skills Needs1997-01-01http://www.skillsireland.ie/
National Standards Authority of Ireland1997-04-14McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.nsai.ie/; National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996
National Competitiveness Council1997-05-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.competitiveness.ie/
Department of Enterprise and Employment1993-01-201997-07-11Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 19/1993; S.I. No. 305/1997
Department of Industry and Commerce (I)1924-06-011977-09-22Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries Act, 1924; S.I. No. 306/1977
Department of Economic Planning and Development1977-12-131980-01-20Functions transferred to Department of Finance, 1980Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1977; S.I. No. 12/1980
Department of Tourism and Trade1993-01-201997-07-11S.I. No. 16/1993; S.I. No. 304/1997; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Department of Trade, Commerce and Tourism1981-08-211983-12-16Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 290/1981; S.I. No. 384/1983
Department of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism1980-01-231981-08-20Responsibility for tourism transferred from Department of Tourism and Transport (S.I. No. 8/1980)Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 10/1980; S.I. No. 290 of 1981
Department of Industry and Energy1981-08-211983-12-16Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 289/1981; S.I. No. 385/1983
Department of Energy (I)1980-01-211981-08-20Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 12/1980; S.I. No. 289/1981
Department of Energy (II)1983-12-171993-01-19Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 385/1983; S.I. No. 16/1993
Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development1999-09-272002-06-19Rural Development units added, then cededS.I. 307/1999; S.I. No. 306/2002; http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/; DAFRD Annual Reports 1999-2001
Galway Harbour Company1997-03-03McGauran et al. 2005; www.galwayharbour.com/; Harbours Act 1996; www.theportofgalway.ie
New Ross Port Company1997-03-03McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.transport.ie/; Harbours Act 1996; S.I. No. 95/1997
Enterprise Ireland1998-07-23Created from Forbairt (1994-secession from IDA) and and An Bord Tráchtála; A Subsidiary Body of Forfás until dissolution of Forfás in 2014McGauran et al. 2005; www.enterprise-ireland.com/; Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998; S.I. No.252/1998; S.I. No.127/1999; Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014; S.I. No. 304/2014
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
InterTradeIreland1999-12-02McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.intertradeireland.com/; British-Irish Agreement Act 1999
North/South Ministerial Council1999-03-08McGauran et al. 2005; British-Irish Agreement Act 1999; http://www.northsouthministerialcouncil.org/
Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB)1999-12-02http://www.seupb.org/; the British-Irish Agreement Act 1999; the North-South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) Northern Ireland Order 1999
Western Development Commission1999-02-01Was established on a non-statutory basis in 1997 and became a statutory body in January 1999 on the basis of the Western Development Commission Act 1998McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.wdc.ie/; Western Development Commission Act 1998; S.I. No.9/1999
Shannon Foynes Port Company2000-09-18Was formed by the amalgamation of Shannon Estuary Ports and Foynes Port Company under the Harbours Act 2000. Shannon Estuary Ports was established by the Harbours Act 1996 from the former Limerick Harbour Commissioners. Foynes Port Company was est. by the Harbours act 1996 from the former Foynes Harbour TrusteesMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.sfpc.ie/; Harbours Act 2000; S.I. 283/2000
Company Law Review Group2001-07-09Was accorded statutory advisory status by Part 7 of the Company Law Enforcement Act 2001 and operates on a two-yearly cycleshttp://www.clrg.org/; Company Law Enforcement Act 2001
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement2001-11-282022-07-07Replaced by the Corporate Enforcement Authority McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.odce.ie/; Company Law Enforcement Act 2001; the Companies Act 1963 to 2006; Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (Commencement) Order 2022
Shannon Estuary Ports1997-03-032000-09-18Death by merge into Shannon Foynes Port Company Harbours Act 1996; the Harbours Act 2000; S.I. No. 283/2000; http://www.sfpc.ie/
Foynes Port Company1997-03-032000-09-18Death by merge into Shannon Foynes Port CompanyHarbours Act 1996; the Harbours Act 2000; http://www.sfpc.ie/
Digital Hub Development Agency2003-07-21Was created in 2003 at the time of the dissolution of the Digital Media Development LimitedMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.thedigitalhub.com/; Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003
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
National Development Finance Agency2003-01-01In 2005 the role and functions of the NDFA were expanded to include a specialised procurement delivery function. In 2014, the NDFA was absorbed into the National Treasury Management Agency but is still operational under the same name. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.ndfa.ie/; National Development Finance Agency Act, 2002; S.I. No. 617/2002; National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014; S.I. No. 586/2014; www.ntma.ie
Forbairt1994-01-011998-07-22Subsidiary body of Forfas; merged with Irish Trade Board to form Enterprise IrelandIndustrial Development Act 1993; Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998
Industrial Development Authority1949-05-011994-01-01Merged with Eolas to form Forfas and its subsidiaries (IDA Ireland and Forbairt)Industrial Development Authority Act, 1950; Industrial Development Act, 1993
An Foras Tionscal1952-01-011970-04-01Absorbed into Industrial Development AuthorityUndeveloped Areas Act, 1952; Industrial Development Act, 1969
Department of Transport and Power1959-07-271977-09-23Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1959; S.I. No. 305/1977
Gaeltarra Éireann1958-04-011980-01-01Took over administration of Rural Industries previously administered by the Gaeltacht Services Division. Replaced by Údarás na Gaeltachta-1980 Gaeltacht Industries Acts, 1957 to 1977; Údarás na Gaeltachta Act, 1979
National Consumer Agency2007-05-012014-10-31Prior to 2007 was known as the Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs (est. in 1978), merged with Competition Authority in 2014 to create the Competition and Consumer Protection Commissionhttp://www.consumerconnect.ie/; Consumer Protection Act 2007; Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014
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
Department of Industry and Commerce (II)1986-02-191993-01-19Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 41/1986; S.I. No. 19/1993
Department of Industry, Commerce and Energy1977-09-231980-01-22Responsibility for energy transferred to Department of Energy (formerly Department of Economic Planning) S.I. No. 9/1980Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 306/1977; S.I. No. 10/1980
Department of Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism1983-12-171986-02-19Responsibility for industry transferred from Dept of Industry and Energy in 1983 Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 384/1983; S.I. No. 41/1986
Taiscí Stáit Teoranta1964-02-211972-03-28Became Foir TeorantaTaiscí Stáit Teoranta Act 1963; Foir Teoranta Act, 1972; Dáil Éireann - Volume 226 - 15 February, 1967--Written Answers. - State-Sponsored Bodies
An Cheard-Chomhairle1960-04-111967-05-15regulated apprenticeships--functions taken over by AnCOApprenticeship Act, 1959; Industrial Training Act, 1967
Department of Public Enterprise1997-07-122002-06-18S.I. No. 299/1997; S.I. No. 305/2002; http://www.transport.ie/; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources2007-10-202016-07-23http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/; Creation: S.I. No. 706 of 2007, Termination: S.I. No. 421 of 2016
National Development Corporation Ltd1986-06-111991-12-30Replaced National Enterprise Agency; Absorbed by Industrial Development AuthorityNational Development Corporation Act, 1986; Industrial Development (Amendment) Act, 1991
National Enterprise Agency, Ltd1980-05-161986-06-11Replaced by National Development CorporationNational Development Corporation Act, 1986; Dáil Éireann - Volume 322 - 24 June, 1980 - Written Answers. - National Enterprise Agency
Mines and Quarries Advisory Committee1966-07-281989-11-01Merged into National Authority for Occupational Safety and HealthMines and Quarries Act 1965; Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act, 1989
Irish Stock Exchange Ltd.1995-05-30Roots stretch back to 1793 when the Exchange first opened for trading in Dublin. Before was known as the "Irish Unit of the International Stock Exchange of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Limited "; became known as the "Irish Stock Exchange Limited" on the basis of the Stock Exchange Act, 1995 McGauran et al. 2005; www.ise.ie; Stock Exchange Act, 1995
Fóir Teoranta1972-03-281991-04-02Replaced Taiscí Stáit Teoranta in 1972; Absorbed into Industrial Credit Corporation Public Limited Company in 1991Fóir Teoranta Act, 1972; Foir Teoranta (Amendment) Act, 1973; Fóir Teoranta (Dissolution) Act, 1990
Agricultural Credit Corporation1927-09-302001-12-01Purchased by RabobankAgricultural Credit Act, 1927; Acc Bank Act, 1992; Acc Bank Act, 2001; Palcic and Reeves 2007; MacCarthaigh 2009
National Prices Commission1971-10-151986-01-01S.I. No. 285/1971; Lyons, P. (2007) 'Competition and Merger Law and Practice 1953-2002' p. 219 (available at http://webird.tcd.ie/bitstream/2262/11978/1/LyonsP0507.pdf)
Industrial Credit Corporation1933-10-042001-01-01Purchased by Bank of ScotlandIndustrial Credit Act, 1933; ICC Bank Act, 1992; Palcic and Reeves 2007; FitzGerald, 1963; MacCarthaigh 2009
Great Southern Hotels1961-06-272006-08-24Nationalised in 1961 as a subsidiary of CIE, then Aer Rianta and the DAAMacCarthaigh 2009; FitzGerald, 1963; Transport Act, 1963; Dáil Éireann - Volume 203 - 28 May, 1963--Committee on Finance. - Transport Bill, 1963 [Seanad]— Second Stage; 'DAA sells Great Southern Hotels chain' RTE News, 24 August 2006
Irish National Petroleum Corporation1979-07-022001-07-16purchased by Tosco Corp.Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited Act, 2001; http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Energy/Oil+Supply+Division/National+Petroleum+Corporation+%28INPC%29.htm Palcic and Reeves 2007
National Industrial and Economic Council1963-10-091973-11-02Chaired by T.K. Whitaker 1963-1967 (http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/pgil_datasets/authors/w/Whitaker,TK/life.htm). Replaced by NESC in 1973Lee, J., 1991; Dáil Éireann - Volume 233 - 06 March, 1968--Committee on Finance. - Vote 40—Industry and Commerce; Dáil Éireann - Volume 205 - 23 October, 1963--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Industrial Economic Council
National Film Studios of Ireland1975-06-011982-04-01Ardmore Film Studios were purchased by the Government in 1973, run by RTE until 1975 when name changed to NFSI; statutory basis in 1980; closed and went into receivership & company liquidated April 1982National Film Studios of Ireland Limited Act, 1980; Dáil Éireann - Volume 334 - 18 May, 1982--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ardmore Studios Closure; Dáil Éireann - Volume 340 - 02 March, 1983--Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - National Film Studios
National Savings Committee1955-12-211985-01-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 241 - 08 July, 1969--Committee on Finance. - Vote 6: Office of the Minister for Finance; Dáil Éireann - Volume 168 - 12 June, 1958--Written Answers. - State-sponsored Companies, Commissions, Committees and Advisory Councils; Private Members' Business. - Protection of Investments: Motion (Resumed). Wednesday, 15 February 1984, Dáil Éireann Debate - Vol. 347 No. 13
Merchandise Marks Commission1932-03-101980-01-01Merchandise Marks Act, 1931; Irish Times, 12 March 1932; Dáil Éireann - Volume 323 - 23 October, 1980--Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - State Advisory Bodies
An Coimisiún Dumpála1969-01-011985-01-01Imposition of Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act 1968; Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Dumping Controls. Dáil Éireann Debate Vol. 259 No. 8, Wednesday, 8 March 1972; Dáil Éireann - Volume 358 - 07 May, 1985--Written Answers. - Statutory/Non-Statutory Bodies and Committees
Grain Importers (Eire) Ltd1939-09-291960-11-17State Guarantees Act, 1954; S.I. No. 88/1961; State Enterprises; By John O'Donovan, M.A., D.ECON.SC.[Read before the Society, 12th May, 1950.]; Dáil Éireann - Volume 222 - 29 March, 1966--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Overdraft of Grain Importers, Limited.
Credit Union Advisory Committee1966-03-01Credit Union Act, 1966; S.I. No. 29/1967; Credit Union Act 1997; S.I. No. 193/2007; http://www.financialregulator.ie/ABOUT-US/COMMITTEE/Pages/statutory-panels.aspx
Motor Insurance Advisory Board1984-11-162004-09-01S.I. No. 299/1984; Dáil Éireann - Volume 603 - 25 May, 2005--Written Answers. - Motor Insurance
Anglo Irish Bank2009-01-212011-10-14Nationalized in 2009, and on 14 October 2011, the name of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited was changed to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, trading as IBRC.Anglo-Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009; http://www.angloirishbank.ie/; Laeven & Valencia, 'Systemic Banking Crises Database: An Update', IMF Working Paper WP/12/163, p. 29.
Irish Maritime Development Office2000-07-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.imdo.ie/; Marine Institute Act 1991; Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1999
Digital Media Development Limited2000-03-282003-07-21Dissolved and replaced by Digital Hub Development AgencyS.I. No. 220/2001; Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003; Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 19 February, 2008--Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies
Irish Life Assurance Co., Ltd1939-03-151991-07-01Former subsidiaries include Irish Estates, Ltd. and IlascoInsurance Act 1936; Insurance Amendment Act 1938; Palcic and Reeves 2007
Córas Tráchtála Teoranta1951-06-011959-09-01Replaced by Córas Tráchtála (Irish Export Board)Export Promotion Act, 1959; Dáil Éireann - Volume 176 - 09 July, 1959--Export Promotion Bill, 1959—Second Stage; IPA Yearbook 1967
Erin Foods1963-08-201990-01-01Subsidiary of Irish SugarSugar Manufacture (Amendment) Act, 1962; S.I. No. 195/1965; McCarthaigh 2009
Irish Shipping Ltd1941-03-211984-11-14Irish Shipping Limited Act, 1947; Dáil Éireann - Volume 353 - 14 November, 1984--Irish Shipping Limited: Motion
Ceimicí Teoranta1947-01-291986-07-30Monarchana Alcóil na hÉireann, Teoranta under 1938 Act; change of name under Industrial Alcohol (Amendment) Act, 1947; went into liquidation in 1986.Industrial Alcohol (Amendment) Act, 1947; '£4.5m. losses force closure of Ceimici Teo' Irish Independent, 31 July 1986
Monarchana Alcóil na hÉireann, Teoranta1938-11-111947-01-29Replaced Industrial Alcohol Advisory Board, replaced by Ceimicí TeorantaIndustrial Alcohol Act, 1938; Industrial Alcohol (Amendment) Act, 1947
Industrial Alcohol Advisory Board1935-02-191938-11-11Replaced by Monarchana Alcóil na hÉireann, Teoranta in 1938Industrial Alcohol Act 1934; Industrial Alcohol (Advisory Body) Order 1935; Industrial Alcohol Act, 1938
Turf Development Board, Ltd.1934-07-161946-06-21Replaced by Bord na MónaTurf (Use and Development) Act, 1936; Turf Development Act, 1946
Irish Tourist Board1939-08-011952-07-03Replaced by An Bord FailteTourist Traffic Act, 1939; Tourist Traffic Act, 1952
Fuel Importers (Eire) Ltd1940-07-081959-05-27State Guarantees Act, 1954; S.I. No. 88/1961; Dáil Éireann - Volume 81 - 19 February, 1941--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fuel Importers, Limited; Dáil Éireann - Volume 175 - 27 May, 1959--Committee on Finance. - Vote 50—Industry and Commerce; 'Liquidator for Fuel Importers' Irish TImes, 27 May 1959
Tea Importers Ltd1958-01-011973-07-02Replaced Tea Importers (Eire) Ltd.; disbanded in 1973 to conform to EEC regulations - large shareholdings were sold and the resulting company was restructured as the Irish Bank of Commerce Ltd.Tea (Purchase and Importation) Act, 1958; Aylmer, D., 'Tea for the Irish' in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Jun. 1999; Seanad Éireann - Volume 49 - 16 April, 1958--Tea (Purchase and Importation) Bill, 1957—Second Stage; 'Jessel taking stake in Tea Importers group' Irish Independent, 3 July 1973; 'Tea Importers (1958) Limited' Announcement, The Irish Press, 4 October, 1973
Tea Importers (Eire) Ltd1941-07-081958-01-01Replaced by Tea Importers, Ltd.State Guarantees Act, 1954; Tea (Purchase and Importation) Act, 1958; S.I. No. 88/1961; Aylmer, D., 'Tea for the Irish' in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Jun. 1999; Seanad Éireann - Volume 49 - 16 April, 1958--Tea (Purchase and Importation) Bill, 1957—Second Stage
Mining Board (I)1931-12-221940-11-14Replaced by Mining Board (II)Mines and Minerals Act, 1931; S.I. No. 29/1933; Minerals Development Act, 1940; Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 06 July, 2004--Written Answers. - State Boards
Mianrai Teoranta1945-06-011955-01-01Amalgamation of the former Slieveardagh Coalfield Development Company Limited and the Minerals Exploration and Development Company, LimitedMinerals Company Acts, 1945 & 1947
Minerals Exploration and Development Company, Limited1941-09-011945-06-01Death by merge into Mianrai TeorantaMinerals Exploration and Development Company Act, 1941; Minerals Company Act, 1945
Slieveardagh Coalfield Development Company Limited1941-05-201945-06-01Merge into Mianrai TeorantaSlievardagh Coalfield Development Act, 1941; Minerals Company Act, 1945
Timber Importers Ltd1939-11-201950-04-01Imported Timber (Maximum Prices) (No. 15) Orders 1947-1949; Dáil Éireann - Volume 135 - 04 December, 1952--Adoption Bill, 1952—From Seanad. - Supplies and Services (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1946 (Continuance) Bill, 1952—Second Stage (Resumed); Irish Times 10 Aug 1949
Trustee Savings Bank1992-06-012001-04-01Nationalised and merged with Irish Life & Permanent (formerly Irish Life Assurance and Irish Permanent Building Society)--now trades under the name Permanent TSBTrustee Savings Banks Act, 1989; S.I. No. 55/1992; S.I. No. 175/2001; Palcic and Reeves 2007; MacCarthaigh 2009; http://web.archive.org/web/19991119021859/http://www.tsbbank.ie/
Oils and Fats (Eire) Ltd1944-02-181950-04-14O'Donovan 1950; MacCarthaigh 2009; Dáil Éireann - Volume 103 - 23 October, 1946--Written Answers. - Directors of State-Controlled Companies; legal notice in Irish Times 5 April 1950
Commission for Electricity Regulation1999-07-142002-12-01Replaced by Commission for Energy Regulation (responsibility for Gas added)Electricity Regulation Act, 1999; Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act, 2002
Bord Gáis Éireann Teoranta1975-04-181976-09-13Replaced by Bord Gáis Éireann Gas Act, 1976; Dáil Éireann - Volume 291 - 15 June, 1976--Return to Writs: North-East Donegal and Dublin South-West. - Gas Bill, 1976: Second Stage
Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs1978-01-012007-05-01Replaced by National Consumer AgencyConsumer Information Act, 1978; Consumer Protection Act 2007
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
Energy Advisory Board1994-09-012002-01-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 445 - 11 October, 1994 - Written Answers. - Energy Advisory Board Appointments; Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 19 February, 2008 - Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies
Irish Productivity Centre1972-05-302009-03-22Replaced the Irish National Productivity Committee; comprised employer and trade unions reps & grant-aided by Govt. Post 1992 - grant reduced but involved with NESC and considered part of state apparatus. Lost public funding in 1998, dissolved in 2009. IPA Yearbook and Diary 2008 Dáil Éireann - Volume 460 - 23 January, 1996 Written Answers. - Public and Semi-State Bodies. On possible closure see also Dáil Éireann - Volume 418 - 07 April, 1992 Joint Committee on Employment: Motion; Companies Registration Office
National Asset Management Agency2009-12-21http://www.nama.ie/; National Asset Management Agency Act, 2009
Commission on Emigration and Other Population Problems1948-04-051954-07-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 121 - 31 May, 1950--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Commission on Emigration; Dáil Éireann - Volume 147 - 27 October, 1954--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Commission on Emigration
Investor Compensation Company Ltd. 1998-08-01Investor Compensation Act, 1998; Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 06 July, 2004--Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies; http://www.investorcompensation.ie/
Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority2003-05-012010-10-01Under the auspices of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland until they merged in 2010 to form the Central Bank of IrelandCentral Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003; http://www.financialregulator.ie/; www.centralbank.ie; Central Bank Reform Act 2010; S.I. No. 469/2010
Sealúchais Árachais Teoranta1985-03-152014-10-05Sealuchais Árachais Teoranta (SAT), a statutory company under the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1985 was a non-trading holding company for Icarom plc (formerly the Insurance Corporation of Ireland) under administration. Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1985; Markets in Financial Instruments and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2007; Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 13 February, 2008--Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies; https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2018-01-23a.292
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation2010-05-022011-06-02http://www.deti.ie/; S.I. No. 185/2010; S.I. No. 245/2011
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation2011-06-022017-09-02Department replaced by Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in 2017 following election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseachhttp://www.deti.ie/; S.I. No. 245/2011 S.I. No. 364/2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/364
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade2011-06-022020-09-24Succeeded by Department of Foreign Affairs (II)http://www.dfa.ie/; S.I. No. 246/2011; S.I. No. 382/2020
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited2011-10-142013-02-07After the transfer of the business of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) to Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited on 1 July 2011, the Bank’s name was changed to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, and it traded as IBRC until going into special liquidation on 7 February 2013.http:/​/​www.ibrc.ie/​Media_centre/​IBRC_news/​Press_Releases/​Press_Release_Pages/​Change_of_Name_%E2%80%93_Anglo_Irish_Bank_Corporation_Limited.html; Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Act 2013; S.I. No. 36/2013; CRO, Registered Company No. 22045
Irish Fiscal Advisory Council 2011-06-01Established on an interim basis in June 2011, and put on statutory footing under the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2012.http://www.fiscalcouncil.ie/; Written Answers - Departmental Bodies, 1 May 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 763 No. 3; Fiscal Responsibility Act 2012
Irish Life Ltd.2011-03-312013-07-18The Minister for Finance had a 100% direct shareholding in Irish Life and its subsidiary companies. Irish Life was sold in July 2013 to Canada’s Great-West Lifeco. Statement by the Dept of Finance: http://finance.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=7295; Laeven & Valencia, 'Systemic Banking Crises Database: An Update', IMF Working Paper WP/12/163, p. 29.; 'State closes €1.3 billion sale of Irish Life to Canada’s Great-West Lifeco', Irish Times, 19 July 2013
Allied Irish Bank2011-04-01The Irish State has been AIB majority shareholder since April 2011 through the National Pension Reserve Fund (now Irish Strategic Investment Fund). The Educational Building Society (EBS) was taken into state ownership through absorption into AIB on 1 July 2011. In 2017, the Shareholding and Financial Advisory Division (SFAD) planned and implemented an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of a portion of the State’s shares in AIB, listing the stock on the premium segment of the Irish and London stock exchanges. The IPO resulted in the sale of 28.75% of the banks ordinary shares (including a greenshoe mechanism) and recouped €3.4 billion for the Irish exchequer. The State now retains about 71% of the bank’s Ordinary Shares.Written answers - Banks Recapitalisation, Wednesday, 20 June 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 769 No. 2; Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation, Thursday, 29 March 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 761 No. 2; National Pension Reserve Fund Annual Report 2010; http://www.aib.ie/; 'State's Shareholding in Banks' www.gov.ie/en/publication/066a28-banks/
Credit Review Office2010-03-01The enabling legislation is the guidelines issued under section 210 (1) of the National Asset Management Agency Act 2009http://www.creditreview.ie/; 'Credit Review Office - Information Note' Department of Finance, http://www.finance.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=6254
Credit Union Restructuring Board2013-01-01As of December 2019, a Bill to dissolve the Credit Union Restructuring Board (ReBo) is before Seanad Éireann, Second Stage.http://www.rebo.ie/; Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012; www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2019/10/
Congested Districts Board1891-08-051923-07-24Absorbed into Irish Land Commission in 1923Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act, 1891; Congested Districts Board (Ireland) Act 1899; Land Law (Commission) Act, 1923
Tariff Commission1926-07-311939-03-22Suspended prior to dissolution - its functions had largely been taken up by the Prices CommissionTariff Commission Act, 1926, Tariff Commission (Repeal) Act, 1939; Seanad Éireann - Volume 22 - 15 March, 1939 - Tariff Commission (Repeal) Bill, 1939—Committee and Final Stages.
Prices Commission1932-12-231958-04-17Control of Prices Act, 1932; Control of Prices Act, 1937; Prices Commission (Extension of Functions) Act, 1938; Prices Act, 1958
Social Finance Foundation2007-01-25In 2012, SFF was given responsibility for the administration of a Microfinance Loan Fund through their subsidiary Microfinance Ireland (Microenterprise Loan Fund Act 2012).http://www.sff.ie/; Microenterprise Loan Fund Act 2012; CRO, company registration number 433581; Written answers, Wednesday, 12 February 2014, Department of Finance, Departmental Bodies
Microfinance Ireland2012-09-27Microenterprise Loan Fund Act 2012; http://microfinanceireland.ie/; http://www.sff.ie/; CRO No. 516555
Tobacco Advisory Committee1934-11-011956-01-01Tobacco Act, 1934; Dáil Éireann - Volume 118 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tobacco Advisory Committee. Wednesday, 7 December 1949
Ireland Newfoundland Partnership2001-04-012009-01-01Written Answers - Ireland Newfoundland Partnership, Tuesday, 2 November 2010, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 720 No. 3; http://web.archive.org/web/20070217141232/http://www.inp.ie/; Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes, Volume II: Detailed Papers
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
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation2017-09-022020-11-10New Department created following election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach, succeeds Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Subsequently replaced by Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (II)S.I. No. 364/2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/364; S.I. No. 519/2020
Department of Rural and Community Development2017-07-19Creation of new department, taking Rural Affairs from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Community from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. Islands-related responsibilities transferred to this Department on 23 September 2020Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/act/18 S.I. No. 165/2018 - Community Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2018, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2018/si/165 S.I. No. 348/2017 - Charities (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/348 S.I. No. 357/2017 - Community Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/357 S.I. No. 354/2017 - Rural Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/354; S.I. No. 379/2020
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission2014-10-31Resulted from a merger of the Competition Authority and Consumer Protection Agencywww.ccpc.ie; Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014; S.I. No. 367/2014 - Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Establishment Day) Order 2014
Shannon Group plc2014-09-05Shannon Group is a public limited company whose principal activities include the operation, management and development of Shannon Airport, the management and development of the commercial property portfolio held by Shannon Commercial Properties (formerly part of Shannon Development) and the operation of the tourism sites managed by Shannon Heritage. A fourth business unit of the Group is the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) which is focused on further development of the aviation business cluster in Shannon. www.shannongroup.ie; www.gov.ie; State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014; S.I. No. 395/2014; S.I. No. 396/2014
Central Bank of Ireland2010-10-01Replaced the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland and Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authoritywww.centralbank.ie; Central Bank Reform Act 2010; S.I. No. 469/2010
Permanent TSB Group Holdings p.l.c2011-07-26In 2011, Permanent TSB p.l.c received significant support from the Irish State in the context of the financial crisis. As a result of these State support measures, the Minister for Finance of Ireland then became the owner of 99.2% of the issued ordinary shares of the Company. In April 2015, this interest reduced to 74.92% following the successful completion of a €400m equity capital raise, an open offer take up for €2m and through the sale by the Minister for Finance of 21.8 million shares.www.permanenttsbgroup.ie; www.permanenttsbgroup.ie/media/press-releases/2011/26-07-2011; www.assets.gov.ie/5907/220119171401-73204346db4a45f9b88b0b4cd64066a7.pdf; www.gov.ie/en/publication/066a28-banks/; Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (II)2020-11-10Replaced Department of Business, Enterprise and InnovationS.I. No. 519/2020; https://www.enterprise.gov.ie/en/
Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland2014-09-12The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) was established in 2014 to avail of both national and international funding for the purpose of making low-cost credit available to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Credit is provided through on-lending partners who, in turn, lend directly to SMEsStrategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Act 2014 (No 22 of 2014); https://sbci.gov.ie/about-us; https://core.cro.ie/e-commerce/company/582344
Intellectual Property Office of Ireland2019-12-02The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland is the national intellectual property agency, responsible for the administration of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in IrelandSection 42 of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 (No. 19 of 2019); S.I. No. 586/2019
Ministry of Industry and Commerce 1922-09-091924-06-02Predated Saorstát Éireann.'Departments of State' referred to in general terms under Constitution of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann) Act, 1922. Subsequently replaced by Department of Industry and Commerce (I) under the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 (No. 16 of 1924)Article 56 and the 'Transitory Provisions' of the Schedule to the Constitution of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann) Act, 1922 (No. 1 of 1922); Chubb 1970
Ministry of Economic Affairs1922-01-101922-09-09Appears to have been subsumed into new Ministry of Industry and Commerce from September 1922Chubb 1970; https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/#second-dail-2nd-ministry-post-treaty
Ministry of Trade 1922-01-111922-09-09Appears to have been subsumed into a new Ministry of Industry and Commerce from September 1922https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/
Board of Trade 1861-01-011924-06-02Existed under various guises and officially known as the Board of Trade from 1861. The Board would evolve gradually into a government department with considerable power and a diverse range of functions, including regulation of domestic and foreign commerce, the development, implementation and interpretation of the Acts of Trade and Navigation, and the review and acceptance of legislation passed in the colonies. Powers conferred on the Board under certain legislation applicable to Ireland continued to apply post-independence but were effectively exercised by the Minister for Industry and Commerce. The Board's functions in Ireland are assumed to have been formally absorbed by the Department of Industry and Commerce by 1924https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110203025220/http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=1&CATID=38&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=BT; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Trade; Companies Acts, 1908 To 1917 (S.I. No. 12/1923); Sixth Part of the Schedule to the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 (No. 16 of 1924)
Corporate Enforcement Authority2022-07-07The Corporate Enforcement Authority's functions include: promoting compliance with company law; investigating instances of suspected breaches of company law; taking appropriate enforcement action in response to identified breaches of company law; supervising the activities of liquidators of insolvent companies; and operating a regime of restriction and disqualification undertakings in respect of directors of insolvent companies. The CEA replaced the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcementhttps://cea.gov.ie/en-ie/About; Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (No. 48 of 2021); S.I. No. 337/2022
Mines and Quarries Inspectorate1894-08-251970-01-01An inspectorate responsible for mines and quarries was established in 1894. This built on an inspectorate previously responsible for mines only. Upon independence, the Irish inspectors are assumed to have initially transferred to the Ministry of Labour and later to Industry and Commerce. Reference is made to the pre-independence legislation in the Mines and Quarries Act 1965 (No. 7 of 1965). The Mines and Quarries Inspectorate was administratively merged with the Inspectorate of Factories to form the Industrial Inspectorate by 1971Quarries Act, 1894 (57 & 58 Vict.), Ch 42; Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, 1872 (35 & 36 Vict.), Ch. 77; Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 (No. 7 of 1965); Houses of the Oireachtas Library, Annual Report of the Industrial Inspectorate for 1 June 1970 to 31 December 1971
Inspectorate of Factories 1901-01-011956-10-01The Inspectors of Factories were appointed under the Factory and Workshop Act 1901. The Chief and District Inspector were vested with statutory powers specified under the Act. Their post-independence remit included health and safety, as well as wage-related, compliance. Upon independence, the Irish inspectors are assumed to have initially transferred to the Ministry of Labour and later to Industry and Commerce. The Factories Inspectorate was administratively merged with the Mines and Quarries Inspectorate, creating the Industrial Inspectorate, by 1971Factory and Workshop Act 1901 (1 Edw. VII, c. 22); Factories Act 1955 (No. 10 of 1955); S.I. No. 160/1956; http://www.tara.tcd.ie/bitstream/handle/2262/4520/jssisiVolXv45_53.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y; Houses of the Oireachtas Library, Annual Report of the Industrial Inspectorate for 1 June 1970 to 31 December 1971
Maritime Area Regulatory Authority 2023-07-17MARA administers a streamlined consenting system for the maritime area, including: Assessing Maritime Area Consent (MAC) applications for the maritime area, which are required by developers before development permission can be granted; granting marine licencing for specified activities; compliance and enforcement of MACs; licenses and offshore development consents; investigations and prosecutions; administration of the existing Foreshore consent portfolio; and fostering & promoting co-operation between regulators of the maritime area.Maritime Area Planning Act 2021 (No. 50 of 2021); S.I. No. 369/2023; https://www.maritimeregulator.ie/