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‘Units’ in this database are national-level organisations which perform public functions under public authority. These include government departments, agencies, and commercial state-owned enterprises. For further details on the types of organisations included in the database, see the what we have done and why document.

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Electricity Supply Board1927-08-11Electricity Supply Act, 1927; www.esb.ie; FitzGerald, 1963
Bord na Móna plc1946-06-21McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.bnm.ie/; Turf Development Acts 1946 and 1950; S.I. No. 212/1946
Bord Gáis Éireann 1976-09-132014-06-20Established as Limited Company in 1975; converted to Statutory Corporation in 1976; Restructured as Ervia in 2014 McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.bordgais.ie/; Various Gas Acts from 1976 to 2002; S.I. No. 209/1976; ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Act 2014; S.I. No. 287/2014
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources2007-10-202016-07-23http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/; Creation: S.I. No. 706 of 2007, Termination: S.I. No. 421 of 2016
National Oil Reserves Agency1995-02-22Established in 1995 as a subsidiary of the Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited (INPC, est. in 1979). In 2007 established as state agency under the aegis of the Dept. of Communications, Marine and Natural ResourcesMcGauran et al. 2005; Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited Act 2001; National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007; http://www.nora.ie/
Department of Transport, Energy and Communications1993-01-221997-07-11S.I. No. 17/1993; S.I. No. 299/1997; http://www.transport.ie/; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Department of Industry and Energy1981-08-211983-12-16Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 289/1981; S.I. No. 385/1983
Department of Energy (I)1980-01-211981-08-20Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 12/1980; S.I. No. 289/1981
Department of Energy (II)1983-12-171993-01-19Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 385/1983; S.I. No. 16/1993
Commission for Regulation of Utilities2002-04-30Replaced the Commission for Electricity Regulation. Named the Commission for Energy Regulation until 2017. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.cer.ie/; Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act, 2002; S.I. No. 146/2002; Energy Act 2016; S.I. No. 397/2017
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
Eirgrid2001-02-07SI 445 of 2000; Electricity Regulation Act 1999; SI 60 of 2005; http://www.eirgrid.com/
Department of Transport and Power1959-07-271977-09-23Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1959; S.I. No. 305/1977
Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources2002-06-192007-10-20S.I. No. 307 of 2002; S.I. No. 706 of 2007; http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Department of Industry, Commerce and Energy1977-09-231980-01-22Responsibility for energy transferred to Department of Energy (formerly Department of Economic Planning) S.I. No. 9/1980Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 306/1977; S.I. No. 10/1980
Department of Public Enterprise1997-07-122002-06-18S.I. No. 299/1997; S.I. No. 305/2002; http://www.transport.ie/; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Department of Marine and Natural Resources1997-07-122002-06-19S.I. No. 301/1997; S.I. No. 307/2002; http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Irish National Petroleum Corporation1979-07-022001-07-16purchased by Tosco Corp.Irish National Petroleum Corporation Limited Act, 2001; http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Energy/Oil+Supply+Division/National+Petroleum+Corporation+%28INPC%29.htm Palcic and Reeves 2007
Turf Development Board, Ltd.1934-07-161946-06-21Replaced by Bord na MónaTurf (Use and Development) Act, 1936; Turf Development Act, 1946
Fuel Importers (Eire) Ltd1940-07-081959-05-27State Guarantees Act, 1954; S.I. No. 88/1961; Dáil Éireann - Volume 81 - 19 February, 1941--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fuel Importers, Limited; Dáil Éireann - Volume 175 - 27 May, 1959--Committee on Finance. - Vote 50—Industry and Commerce; 'Liquidator for Fuel Importers' Irish TImes, 27 May 1959
Commission for Electricity Regulation1999-07-142002-12-01Replaced by Commission for Energy Regulation (responsibility for Gas added)Electricity Regulation Act, 1999; Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act, 2002
Bord Gáis Éireann Teoranta1975-04-181976-09-13Replaced by Bord Gáis Éireann Gas Act, 1976; Dáil Éireann - Volume 291 - 15 June, 1976--Return to Writs: North-East Donegal and Dublin South-West. - Gas Bill, 1976: Second Stage
Energy Advisory Board1994-09-012002-01-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 445 - 11 October, 1994 - Written Answers. - Energy Advisory Board Appointments; Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 19 February, 2008 - Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies
Ervia2014-06-20Holding company for Gas Networks Ireland and Irish WaterESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Act 2014; S.I. No. 287/2014
Gas Networks Ireland2014-06-03Gas Regulation Act 2013; S.I. No. 229/2014
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/