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Central Applications Office1976-01-23The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.cao.ie/
Screen Ireland1981-08-14Known as the Irish Film Board until renamed Screen Ireland in June 2018. Hiatus between 1987 and 1993 (see Dáil Éireann - Volume 373 - 25 June, 1987-- Estimates, 1987. - Vote 3: Department of the Taoiseach (Revised Estimate) and 'Higgins move to reactivate film board welcomed' P Woodworth, Irish Times, 31/03/1993). McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/; Irish Film Board Act 1980; S.I. No. 282/1981; Irish Film Board (Amendment) Act 1993; Irish Film Board (Amendment) Act 1997; Irish Film Board (Amendment) Act 2000; National Cultural Institutions (National Concert Hall) Act 2015; S.I. No. 182/2018
Údarás na Gaeltachta1980-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.udaras.ie/; The Údarás na Gaeltachta Acts 1979 to 1999; S.I. No. 424/1979
Marine Institute1992-10-30Prior to 1991: The Salmon Research Trust of Ireland was established in 1955; on the 1st of January 1990 the Salmon Research Agency took charge of the facilities on behalf of the Minister for the Marine; the Fisheries Research Centre, Abbotstown became part of the Marine Institute in January 1997; in July 1999 the Salmon Research Agency was transferred to the Marine Institutehttp://www.marine.ie/; The Marine Institute Act 1991; S.I. No. 316/1992
Galway Harbour Company1997-03-03McGauran et al. 2005; www.galwayharbour.com/; Harbours Act 1996; www.theportofgalway.ie
Irish Water Safety Association (II)1999-11-262006-06-26Prior to 1999: Water Safety Ireland (1945-1998); the Irish Water Safety Association (1971-1987) - was amalgamated with fire and road safety under the auspices of the National Safety Council. In 1998 the Government decided to re-establish Water Safety as a singular organization. In 2006 was replaced by Irish Water SafetyMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.iws.ie/; S.I. No.361/1999; S.I. No. 389 of 2006
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.
An Coimisinéir Teanga2004-02-23Official Languages Act 2003; http://www.coimisineir.ie/
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
University of Galway 1845-01-01Established in 1845 as Queen's College Galway; became University College Galway in 1908; under the Universities Act 1997 was known as National University of Ireland, Galway until 21 February 2024, when it was renamed University of Galway McGauran et al. 2005; www.nuigalway.ie
Telefís na Gaelige2007-04-01Was established as a wholly owned subsidiary by RTE in 1996. It was established as independent public corporation in 2007 (Broadcasting Act 2001)http://www.tg4.ie/bearla/; Broadcasting Act 2001
Irish Water Safety2006-06-262019-02-18Replaced the Irish Water Safety Association, replaced by Water Safety IrelandS.I. No. 389 of 2006; http://www.iws.ie/; S.I. No. 56/2019; www.watersafety.ie
Water Safety Ireland2019-02-18Replaced Irish Water SafetyS.I. No. 56/2019; www.watersafety.ie
Atlantic Technological University 2022-04-01Atlantic Technological University amalgamated the previous institutes of technology of Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo. St Angela's College, Sligo, was also incorporated laterTechnological Universities Act 2018 (No. 3 of 2018); S.I. No. 56/2022; S.I. No. 356/2023
Office of Director of Authorised Intervention, Tuam2023-03-20The Office of Director of Authorised Intervention, Tuam, is mandated to, inter alia, arrange for the forensic excavation and recovery of human remains buried in a manifestly inappropriate manner and to make final arrangements for human remains recovered. The establishment of this Office relates, in particular, to inappropriate historic burials of childrens' remains on the grounds of a Mother and Baby Home at Tuam, County GalwayMinisterial Order under section 9(1) of the Institutional Burials Act 2022 (No. 18 of 2022)