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Department of Foreign Affairs (II)1971-03-032011-06-02http://www.dfa.ie/; S.I. No. 158/1971; S.I. No. 246/2011
Department of External Affairs1924-06-011971-03-03Became Department of Foreign AffairsMinisters and Secretaries Act, 1924; S.I. 158/1971; Coakley & Gallagher 2005
National Committee for Development Education1994-06-302002-12-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 644 - 18 December, 2007 - Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies; http://web.archive.org/web/20011214234002/http://www.ncde.ie/index.html
Agency for Personal Service Overseas1974-03-282004-01-01In 2004 APSO was merged into the Irish government’s Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) office Dáil Éireann - Volume 482 - 12 November, 1997--Written Answers. - Non-Commercial Agencies; Dáil Éireann - Volume 642 - 22 November, 2007--Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies; http://web.archive.org/web/20020331052250/http://www.apso.ie/; Listed in McGauran et al. 2005
National Development Education Grants Committee1989-01-011994-06-30Dáil Éireann - Volume 444 - 21 June, 1994 - Written Answers. - Development Education Support Centre
Advisory Council on Development Cooperation1979-12-011991-12-01http://www.dochas.ie/documents/history_of_dochas.pdf; Dáil Éireann - Volume 407 - 07 May, 1991--Written Answers. - State-Sponsored Bodies; Dáil Éireann - Volume 420 - 05 June, 1992--Estimates, 1992. - Vote 39: International Co-Operation (Revised Estimate)
State Agencies Development Cooperation Organisation1979-05-251992-01-01First set up (Sept) 1975 as coordinating forum, did not have formal status until 1979, when it was registered with the CRO.Seanad Éireann - Volume 89 - 31 May, 1978--Joint Committee on State-Sponsored Bodies: Motion.
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
Advisory Board for Irish Aid2002-08-012008-10-31Dáil Éireann - Volume 644 - 19 December, 2007, Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies; Written answers, Thursday, 21 January 2010, Department of Foreign Affairs, Departmental Bodies
Irish Aid Advisory Committee1993-01-012002-08-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 644 - 19 December, 2007, Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies
Development Education Advisory Committee 2003-01-012013-09-01Written answers, Tuesday, 13 May 2014, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Departmental Bodies Data; http://www.irishaid.ie/about-us/our-organisation/our-advisory-groups/development-education-advisory-committee/; "Deepening Public understanding of International Development: development education strategy plan 2003-2005", Department of Foreign Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs (III)2020-09-24Replaced Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeS.I. No. 382/2020; https://www.dfa.ie/