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Turf Club1784-01-012018-01-01The Turf Club (and INHSC) was the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland, it was replaced by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in January 2018McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.turfclub.ie/; Racing Board and Racecourses Act, 1945; Horse Racing Ireland Act 2016; www.irhb.ie
State Laboratory1924-01-01Created from amalgamation of the laboratory of the Revenue Commissioners with the chemistry laboratory of the Department of Agriculture McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.statelab.ie/;
Irish National Stud Co. Ltd.1946-08-31Stud farm established in 1900, became British National Stud 1916. Handed over to the Irish Government 1943-1946. (http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/tourism/history/; http://www.nationalstud.co.uk/about-History.asp)McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/; National Stud Acts, 1945; 1953; 1969; 2000; S.I. No. 289/1946
Irish Horse Board1993-10-302008-01-01Absorbed into Horse Sport Ireland as the Breeding Sub-Board of Horse Sport Ireland.http://www.irishsporthorse.com/; Dáil Éireann - Volume 613 - 25 January, 2006--Written Answers. - Irish Horse Board; 'Equestrian: Kennedy slams IHB plans for merger' Parkes, L., Irish Independent, 4 June 2008; 'Walsh launches new Horse Board' Irish Independent, 1 November 1993.
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council2000-04-10Replaced the National Ambulance Advisory CouncilMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.phecit.ie/; S.I. No.108/2000; S.I. No. 109/2000; S.I. No.575/2004; S.I. No. 510/2005
Horse Racing Ireland2001-12-18Succeeded the Irish Horseracing Authority (founded in 1994) and its predecessor the Racing Board (founded in 1945). Tote Ireland Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Horse Racing Ireland, with responsibility for the operation of a Totalisator on the 24 racecourses in the Republic of Ireland (http://www.tote.ie/).McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.goracing.ie/; Horse and Greyhound Racing Act 2001;
Bord na Móna plc1946-06-21McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.bnm.ie/; Turf Development Acts 1946 and 1950; S.I. No. 212/1946
Office of Tobacco Control2002-05-012011-01-01Set up on an administrative basis in late 2000 pending legislation and received statutory status in 01/05/2002, with the enactment of section 2 of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, 2002; subsumed into the HSE on January 1, 2011McGauran et al. 2005; Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002; Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2010
Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority2005-12-13http://www.iaasa.ie/; Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Act 2003; S.I. No 791 of 2005
Health Service Executive2005-01-01Prior to 2004, services were delivered through a complex structure of ten regional Health Boards, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and a number of other agencies and organizationsHealth Act 2004; http://www.hse.ie/
Teaching Council2006-03-28Replaced the Registration Council for Secondary Teachershttp://www.teachingcouncil.ie/; Teaching Council Act, 2001; S.I. No. 185/2006
Horse Sport Ireland, Ltd.2006-11-20http://www.horsesportireland.ie/
Healthcare Pricing Office2014-01-01From 1st January 2014 the National Casemix Programme and the Health Research and Information Division at the ESRI became the Healthcare Pricing Office (HPO).http://www.hpo.ie/
Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board2018-01-01Limited liability company that replaced the Turf Club as regulatory body for horseracingwww.ihrb.ie; Horse Racing Ireland Act 2016