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Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport2011-04-022020-09-17Succeeded by Department of Transport (III). Tourism and Sport responsibilities also transferred to new Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and MediaS.I. No. 141/2011; http://www.transport.ie/; S.I. No. 351/2020; S.I. No. 356/2020
Department of Transport (II)2002-06-192011-04-02http://www.transport.ie/; S.I. No. 305/2002; S.I. No. 141/2011
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 Social Protection (I)2010-05-022017-09-02Replaced Department of Social and Family Affairs. Replaced by Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.http://www.welfare.ie/; S.I. No. 186/2010; S.I. No 366/2017
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/
Department of Health (II)2011-06-04S.I. No. 219/2011; http://www.dohc.ie/
Department of the Taoiseach 1937-07-01http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/; Constitution (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1937