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Environmental Information Service1990-09-012009-09-04Office and Information Centre closed in 2009, website maintained by the Library CouncilMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.enfo.ie/; Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 13 February, 2008--Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies
Environmental Protection Agency1993-07-26McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.epa.ie/; Environmental Agency Protection Act 1992; S.I. No. 213/1993; Waste Management Act 1996; Protection of the Environment Act 2003
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government2003-06-102011-05-02http://www.environ.ie/; S.I. No. 233/2003; S.I. No. 193/2011
Designated Areas Appeals Advisory Board1998-01-01https://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/files/daaab-guidelines.pdf; Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Statement of Strategy 2008-2010; Written answers, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Special Protection Areas Appeals
Comhar - National Sustainable Development Partnership1999-02-262012-01-02Absorbed into NESC in January 2012McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.nesc.ie/
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland2002-05-01McGauran et al. 2005; Sustainable Energy Act 2002; http://www.sei.ie/
Nuclear Energy Board1973-11-301992-04-01Functions transferred to Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland in 1992Nuclear Energy Act 1971; S.I. No. 319/1973; Radiological Protection Act, 1991
An Foras Forbartha Teoranta1964-03-261993-08-01Operated in partnership with UN first 5 yrs. Absorbed by research unit of Environmental Protection Agency in 1993Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992; S.I. No. 215/1993
Department of the Environment and Local Government1997-07-222003-06-09S.I. No. 322/1997; S.I. No. 233 of 2003; Coakley & Gallagher 2005
Department of the Environment1977-08-171997-07-21S.I. No. 269/1977; S.I. No. 322/1997; Coakley & Gallagher 2005
Water Pollution Advisory Council1977-06-131990-07-18Replaced informal council set up Feb 1975Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977; Local Government (Water Pollution) (Amendment) Act, 1990
Wildlife Advisory Council1977-06-011995-07-10Merged into Heritage CouncilWildlife Act, 1976; Heritage Act 1995
Environmental Research Unit1988-02-101994-01-01Replaced by the Environmental Protection AgencyS.I. No. 20/1988; Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992; S.I. No. 409/1993
Environmental Awareness Bureau1985-02-011988-04-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 367 - 10 June, 1986--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Anti-Litter Film; Dáil Éireann - Volume 373 - 12 June, 1987--Estimates, 1987. - Vote 29: Environment ( Revised Estimate ); Dáil Éireann - Volume 378 - 09 March, 1988--Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Environmental Research Unit
Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information2007-05-01S.I. No. 133/2007; www.ocei.gov.ie/en/
Repak Ltd.1996-02-01http://www.repak.ie/; Dáil Éireann - Volume 474 - 29 January, 1997--Adjournment Debate. - Waste Management Crisis; S.I. No. 242/1997; S.I. No. 798/2007
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government2011-05-022016-07-23Creation: S.I. No. 193/2011, Termination: S.I. No. 394/2016; http://www.environ.ie/
Peatlands Council2011-04-07http://www.npws.ie/peatlandsturf-cutting/peatlandscouncil/
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment2016-07-232020-09-24Creation of new Department to succeed Dept of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Subsequently replaced by Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. Public broadcasting responsibilities also transferred to new Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media S.I. No. 421/2016; www.dccae.gov.ie ; www.merrionstreet.ie/MerrionStreet/en/News-Room/Speeches/Speech_by_An_Taoiseach_Enda_Kenny_TD_Nomination_of_Members_of_the_Government.html; S.I. No. 373/2020; S.I. No. 372/2020
Climate Change Advisory Council2016-01-18Established under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015, the Climate Change Advisory Council The Climate Change Advisory Council is an independent advisory body tasked with assessing and advising on how Ireland is making the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050. www.climatecouncil.ie; Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015; S.I. No. 25/2016
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications2020-09-24Replaced Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment S.I. No. 373/2020; https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-the-environment-climate-and-communications/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/decc/