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Irish Patents Office1927-10-012019-12-02The Irish Patents Office was replaced by the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland from 2 December 2019McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.patentsoffice.ie/; Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act 1927; Patents Acts 1964 & 1992; Trade Marks Act 1996; Intellectual Property (Miscellanious Provisions) Act 1998; Industrial Designs Act 2001; European Communities (Supplementary Protection Certificate) Regulations 1993; S.I. No. 586/2019
Employment Appeals Tribunal1977-05-09Replaced the Redundancy Appeals Tribunal (est. in 1967); merged into Workplace Relations Commission in October 2015 but continues to hear appeals submitted before 1 October 2015McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.eatribunal.ie/; Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; Workplace Relations Act 2015
Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland1981-04-14http://www.asai.ie/
Shannon Development1959-01-282014-09-05While Shannon Development's primary reporting line is to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, they also liaise with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in their role as the Regional Tourism Authority for the Shannon Region. Responsibility for tourism and aviation were delegated under S.I. No. 94/1987. On 5 Septemnber 2014 Shannon Development became part of Shannon Group plc and was renamed Shannon Commercial Enterprises DAC (Trading as Shannon Commercial Properties) and Shannon Developments previous enterprise support, employment development and tourism functions were transferred to the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.shannon-dev.ie/; Shannon Free Airport Development Company Ltd. Act, 1959; www.shannongroup.ie; www.gov.ie; State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014; S.I. No. 396/2014
Competition Authority1991-10-012014-10-31Took over functions of Restrictive Practices Commission in 1991. First established as a statutory non-departmental body but was converted to statutory corporation in 2002 (by the Competition Act 2002). Merged with the National Consumer Agency in 2014 to create the Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.tca.ie/; Irish Takeover Panel Act 1997; S.I. No. 249/1991; Competition Acts 1991, 2002, 2006; Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014
Labour Relations Commission1991-01-212015-10-01Created following recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on Industrial Relations (CIR) (established in 1978). Merged into Workplace Relations Commission in October 2015. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.lrc.ie/; Industrial Relations Act 1990; S.I. No. 7/1991
National Centre for Partnership and Performance2001-10-222010-04-01On 1 January 2007 was placed on a statutory footing as part of the new National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO)McGauran et al. 2005; National Economic and Social Development Act 2006; S.I. No 140/2010; Taoiseach's Address at the Launch of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance, 22/10/2001
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (I)1997-07-122010-05-02McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.entemp.ie/; S.I. No. 305/1997; S.I. No. 185/2010
Forfás1994-01-012014-07-31Body through which powers were delegated to IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland (2003). Took over functions of Industrial Development Authority and Eolas. Absorbed into Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in 2014.McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.forfas.ie/; Industrial Development Acts 1993-2003; Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014; S.I. No. 304/2014
Irish Goods Council1978-08-251991-09-01Merge with the Irish Export Board to form Irish Trade Board 1991Trade and Marketing Promotion Act 1991; Dáil Éireann - Volume 337 - 02 July, 1982--Written Answers. - Non-Commercial State Bodies
Irish Export Board1959-09-011991-09-01Replaced Córas Tráchtála Teoranta (Limited Company); Merge with the Irish Goods Council to form Irish Trade Board 1991Export Promotion Act, 1959; Trade and Marketing Promotion Act 1991
Irish Trade Board1991-09-011998-07-22Now part of Enterprise Ireland-merge with ForbairtTrade and Marketing Promotion Act 1991; Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998
NDP/CSF Evaluation Unit1996-01-012006-06-01Replaced by Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit in Dept. of Finance (Later Dept. of Public Expenditure and Reform)McGauran et al. 2005; http://publicspendingcode.per.gov.ie/about-us/; Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure. Wednesday, 28 June 2006, Dáil Eireann Debate Vol. 622 No. 78; Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure. Wednesday, 7 February 2007, Dáil Eireann Debate Vol. 631 No. 1
National Standards Authority of Ireland1997-04-14McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.nsai.ie/; National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996
Department of Tourism and Trade1993-01-201997-07-11S.I. No. 16/1993; S.I. No. 304/1997; IPA Administration Journal 2007, Vol. 55 No. 1
Department of Trade, Commerce and Tourism1981-08-211983-12-16Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 290/1981; S.I. No. 384/1983
Department of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism1980-01-231981-08-20Responsibility for tourism transferred from Department of Tourism and Transport (S.I. No. 8/1980)Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 10/1980; S.I. No. 290 of 1981
Department of Industry and Energy1981-08-211983-12-16Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 289/1981; S.I. No. 385/1983
Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development1999-09-272002-06-19Rural Development units added, then cededS.I. 307/1999; S.I. No. 306/2002; http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/; DAFRD Annual Reports 1999-2001
Enterprise Ireland1998-07-23Created from Forbairt (1994-secession from IDA) and and An Bord Tráchtála; A Subsidiary Body of Forfás until dissolution of Forfás in 2014McGauran et al. 2005; www.enterprise-ireland.com/; Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998; S.I. No.252/1998; S.I. No.127/1999; Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014; S.I. No. 304/2014
Equality Authority1999-10-182014-11-01Replaced the Employment Equality Agency which was set up in 1977 under the Employment Equality Act 1977. Merged with the Irish Human Rights Commission in 2014 to create the Irish Human Rights and Equality CommissionMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.equality.ie/; The Employment Equality Act 1998; the Equal Status Act 2000; www.ihrec.ie; Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014; S.I. No. 450/2014
InterTradeIreland1999-12-02McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.intertradeireland.com/; British-Irish Agreement Act 1999
North/South Ministerial Council1999-03-08McGauran et al. 2005; British-Irish Agreement Act 1999; http://www.northsouthministerialcouncil.org/
Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB)1999-12-02http://www.seupb.org/; the British-Irish Agreement Act 1999; the North-South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) Northern Ireland Order 1999
Western Development Commission1999-02-01Was established on a non-statutory basis in 1997 and became a statutory body in January 1999 on the basis of the Western Development Commission Act 1998McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.wdc.ie/; Western Development Commission Act 1998; S.I. No.9/1999
Company Law Review Group2001-07-09Was accorded statutory advisory status by Part 7 of the Company Law Enforcement Act 2001 and operates on a two-yearly cycleshttp://www.clrg.org/; Company Law Enforcement Act 2001
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement2001-11-282022-07-07Replaced by the Corporate Enforcement Authority McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.odce.ie/; Company Law Enforcement Act 2001; the Companies Act 1963 to 2006; Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (Commencement) Order 2022
Cómhlucht Siúicre Eireann, Teoranta1933-09-221991-04-01Nationalised in 1933 to rescue company and privatized in 1991 as part of the Greencore Plc. GroupPalcic and Reeves, 2007; FitzGerald, 1963; Sugar Manufacture Act, 1933; Sugar Act 1991; http://www.irish-sugar.ie/
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland2003-05-012010-10-01Created through restructuring of the Central Bank. Merged with Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority to create the Central Bank of Ireland in 2010 McGauran et al. 2005; Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003; www.centralbank.ie; Central Bank Reform Act 2010; S.I. No. 469/2010
Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority2005-12-13http://www.iaasa.ie/; Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Act 2003; S.I. No 791 of 2005
National Development Finance Agency2003-01-01In 2005 the role and functions of the NDFA were expanded to include a specialised procurement delivery function. In 2014, the NDFA was absorbed into the National Treasury Management Agency but is still operational under the same name. McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.ndfa.ie/; National Development Finance Agency Act, 2002; S.I. No. 617/2002; National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014; S.I. No. 586/2014; www.ntma.ie
Redundancy Appeals Tribunal1968-01-011977-05-09Functions taken over by Employment Appeals TribunalRedundancy Payments Act, 1967; S.I. No. 302/1967; S.I. No. 26/1969; Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977
Forbairt1994-01-011998-07-22Subsidiary body of Forfas; merged with Irish Trade Board to form Enterprise IrelandIndustrial Development Act 1993; Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998
Industrial Development Authority1949-05-011994-01-01Merged with Eolas to form Forfas and its subsidiaries (IDA Ireland and Forbairt)Industrial Development Authority Act, 1950; Industrial Development Act, 1993
An Foras Tionscal1952-01-011970-04-01Absorbed into Industrial Development AuthorityUndeveloped Areas Act, 1952; Industrial Development Act, 1969
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
Department of Labour 1966-07-121993-01-21Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1966; S.I. No. 162/1966; S.I. No. 20/1993
National Consumer Agency2007-05-012014-10-31Prior to 2007 was known as the Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs (est. in 1978), merged with Competition Authority in 2014 to create the Competition and Consumer Protection Commissionhttp://www.consumerconnect.ie/; Consumer Protection Act 2007; Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014
National Employment Rights Authority2007-02-012015-10-01Established in February 2007 on an interim basis pending the enactment of the Employment Law Compliance Bill which will give NERA a statutory footing. Merged with other organisations into the Workplace Relations Commission in 2015. Workplace Relations Act 2015http://www.employmentrights.ie/en/
Fair Trade Commission1953-05-071972-06-20Replaced by Restrictive Practices Commission in 1972Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1953; Restrictive Practices Act, 1972
Restrictive Practices Commission1972-06-201991-10-01Continuation/name change of Fair Trade Commission; functions transferred to Competition Authority in 1991Restrictive Practices Act, 1972; Competition Act, 1991
Department of Industry and Commerce (II)1986-02-191993-01-19Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 41/1986; S.I. No. 19/1993
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 Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism1983-12-171986-02-19Responsibility for industry transferred from Dept of Industry and Energy in 1983 Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 384/1983; S.I. No. 41/1986
Taiscí Stáit Teoranta1964-02-211972-03-28Became Foir TeorantaTaiscí Stáit Teoranta Act 1963; Foir Teoranta Act, 1972; Dáil Éireann - Volume 226 - 15 February, 1967--Written Answers. - State-Sponsored Bodies
An Cheard-Chomhairle1960-04-111967-05-15regulated apprenticeships--functions taken over by AnCOApprenticeship Act, 1959; Industrial Training Act, 1967
Department of Enterprise and Employment1993-01-201997-07-11Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 19/1993; S.I. No. 305/1997
Department of Finance 1924-06-01Dept of Finance took over responsibility for e-government from Dept of Taoiseach in 2008http://www.finance.gov.ie/; Ministers and Secretaries Act, 1924
Department of Industry and Commerce (I)1924-06-011977-09-22Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries Act, 1924; S.I. No. 306/1977
National Development Corporation Ltd1986-06-111991-12-30Replaced National Enterprise Agency; Absorbed by Industrial Development AuthorityNational Development Corporation Act, 1986; Industrial Development (Amendment) Act, 1991
National Enterprise Agency, Ltd1980-05-161986-06-11Replaced by National Development CorporationNational Development Corporation Act, 1986; Dáil Éireann - Volume 322 - 24 June, 1980 - Written Answers. - National Enterprise Agency
National Manpower Service1971-06-011988-01-01Merged into FASLabour Services Act, 1987; 'Manpower Service puts 800 in jobs' Irish Times, 25 Sept. 1971
Fóir Teoranta1972-03-281991-04-02Replaced Taiscí Stáit Teoranta in 1972; Absorbed into Industrial Credit Corporation Public Limited Company in 1991Fóir Teoranta Act, 1972; Foir Teoranta (Amendment) Act, 1973; Fóir Teoranta (Dissolution) Act, 1990
Agricultural Credit Corporation1927-09-302001-12-01Purchased by RabobankAgricultural Credit Act, 1927; Acc Bank Act, 1992; Acc Bank Act, 2001; Palcic and Reeves 2007; MacCarthaigh 2009
National Prices Commission1971-10-151986-01-01S.I. No. 285/1971; Lyons, P. (2007) 'Competition and Merger Law and Practice 1953-2002' p. 219 (available at http://webird.tcd.ie/bitstream/2262/11978/1/LyonsP0507.pdf)
Industrial Credit Corporation1933-10-042001-01-01Purchased by Bank of ScotlandIndustrial Credit Act, 1933; ICC Bank Act, 1992; Palcic and Reeves 2007; FitzGerald, 1963; MacCarthaigh 2009
National Industrial and Economic Council1963-10-091973-11-02Chaired by T.K. Whitaker 1963-1967 (http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/pgil_datasets/authors/w/Whitaker,TK/life.htm). Replaced by NESC in 1973Lee, J., 1991; Dáil Éireann - Volume 233 - 06 March, 1968--Committee on Finance. - Vote 40—Industry and Commerce; Dáil Éireann - Volume 205 - 23 October, 1963--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Industrial Economic Council
National Savings Committee1955-12-211985-01-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 241 - 08 July, 1969--Committee on Finance. - Vote 6: Office of the Minister for Finance; Dáil Éireann - Volume 168 - 12 June, 1958--Written Answers. - State-sponsored Companies, Commissions, Committees and Advisory Councils; Private Members' Business. - Protection of Investments: Motion (Resumed). Wednesday, 15 February 1984, Dáil Éireann Debate - Vol. 347 No. 13
Merchandise Marks Commission1932-03-101980-01-01Merchandise Marks Act, 1931; Irish Times, 12 March 1932; Dáil Éireann - Volume 323 - 23 October, 1980--Ceisteanna—Questions . Oral Answers . - State Advisory Bodies
Credit Union Advisory Committee1966-03-01Credit Union Act, 1966; S.I. No. 29/1967; Credit Union Act 1997; S.I. No. 193/2007; http://www.financialregulator.ie/ABOUT-US/COMMITTEE/Pages/statutory-panels.aspx
Employment Equality Agency1977-10-011999-10-18Replaced by the Equality Authority in 1999Employment Equality Act 1977; The Employment Equality Act 1998
Anglo Irish Bank2009-01-212011-10-14Nationalized in 2009, and on 14 October 2011, the name of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited was changed to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, trading as IBRC.Anglo-Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009; http://www.angloirishbank.ie/; Laeven & Valencia, 'Systemic Banking Crises Database: An Update', IMF Working Paper WP/12/163, p. 29.
Córas Tráchtála Teoranta1951-06-011959-09-01Replaced by Córas Tráchtála (Irish Export Board)Export Promotion Act, 1959; Dáil Éireann - Volume 176 - 09 July, 1959--Export Promotion Bill, 1959—Second Stage; IPA Yearbook 1967
Tea Importers Ltd1958-01-011973-07-02Replaced Tea Importers (Eire) Ltd.; disbanded in 1973 to conform to EEC regulations - large shareholdings were sold and the resulting company was restructured as the Irish Bank of Commerce Ltd.Tea (Purchase and Importation) Act, 1958; Aylmer, D., 'Tea for the Irish' in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Jun. 1999; Seanad Éireann - Volume 49 - 16 April, 1958--Tea (Purchase and Importation) Bill, 1957—Second Stage; 'Jessel taking stake in Tea Importers group' Irish Independent, 3 July 1973; 'Tea Importers (1958) Limited' Announcement, The Irish Press, 4 October, 1973
Tea Importers (Eire) Ltd1941-07-081958-01-01Replaced by Tea Importers, Ltd.State Guarantees Act, 1954; Tea (Purchase and Importation) Act, 1958; S.I. No. 88/1961; Aylmer, D., 'Tea for the Irish' in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Jun. 1999; Seanad Éireann - Volume 49 - 16 April, 1958--Tea (Purchase and Importation) Bill, 1957—Second Stage
Special Employment Schemes Office1941-10-231967-03-01Responsibilities transferred to Dept of Local GovernmentDáil Éireann - Volume 108 - 09 October, 1947 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - New Government Departments; Dáil Éireann - Volume 226 - 09 February, 1967 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Development and Improvement Schemes
Timber Importers Ltd1939-11-201950-04-01Imported Timber (Maximum Prices) (No. 15) Orders 1947-1949; Dáil Éireann - Volume 135 - 04 December, 1952--Adoption Bill, 1952—From Seanad. - Supplies and Services (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1946 (Continuance) Bill, 1952—Second Stage (Resumed); Irish Times 10 Aug 1949
Trustee Savings Bank1992-06-012001-04-01Nationalised and merged with Irish Life & Permanent (formerly Irish Life Assurance and Irish Permanent Building Society)--now trades under the name Permanent TSBTrustee Savings Banks Act, 1989; S.I. No. 55/1992; S.I. No. 175/2001; Palcic and Reeves 2007; MacCarthaigh 2009; http://web.archive.org/web/19991119021859/http://www.tsbbank.ie/
Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs1978-01-012007-05-01Replaced by National Consumer AgencyConsumer Information Act, 1978; Consumer Protection Act 2007
Levy Appeals Tribunal1967-01-012000-01-01Industrial Training Act, 1967; S.I. No. 166/1970; S.I. No. 470-474/1998; National Training Fund Act, 2000; Dáil Éireann - Volume 328 - 14 May, 1981--Written Answers. - Administrative Tribunals; Dáil Éireann - Volume 407 - 23 April, 1991--Written Answers. - Semi-State Bodies
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation2010-05-022011-06-02http://www.deti.ie/; S.I. No. 185/2010; S.I. No. 245/2011
Commission on Emigration and Other Population Problems1948-04-051954-07-01Dáil Éireann - Volume 121 - 31 May, 1950--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Commission on Emigration; Dáil Éireann - Volume 147 - 27 October, 1954--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Commission on Emigration
National Youth Work Advisory Committee1997-06-23Youth Work Acts, 1997 & 2001; Dáil Éireann - Volume 481 - 07 October, 1997--Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments; Dáil Éireann - Volume 654 - 13 May, 2008--Written Answers. - Youth Work Sector; Written answers--Tuesday, 18 May 2010, Department of Health and Children, Youth Services
Investor Compensation Company Ltd. 1998-08-01Investor Compensation Act, 1998; Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 06 July, 2004--Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies; http://www.investorcompensation.ie/
Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority2003-05-012010-10-01Under the auspices of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland until they merged in 2010 to form the Central Bank of IrelandCentral Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003; http://www.financialregulator.ie/; www.centralbank.ie; Central Bank Reform Act 2010; S.I. No. 469/2010
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation2011-06-022017-09-02Department replaced by Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in 2017 following election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseachhttp://www.deti.ie/; S.I. No. 245/2011 S.I. No. 364/2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/364
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited2011-10-142013-02-07After the transfer of the business of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) to Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited on 1 July 2011, the Bank’s name was changed to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, and it traded as IBRC until going into special liquidation on 7 February 2013.http:/​/​www.ibrc.ie/​Media_centre/​IBRC_news/​Press_Releases/​Press_Release_Pages/​Change_of_Name_%E2%80%93_Anglo_Irish_Bank_Corporation_Limited.html; Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Act 2013; S.I. No. 36/2013; CRO, Registered Company No. 22045
Irish Fiscal Advisory Council 2011-06-01Established on an interim basis in June 2011, and put on statutory footing under the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2012.http://www.fiscalcouncil.ie/; Written Answers - Departmental Bodies, 1 May 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 763 No. 3; Fiscal Responsibility Act 2012
Irish Life Ltd.2011-03-312013-07-18The Minister for Finance had a 100% direct shareholding in Irish Life and its subsidiary companies. Irish Life was sold in July 2013 to Canada’s Great-West Lifeco. Statement by the Dept of Finance: http://finance.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=7295; Laeven & Valencia, 'Systemic Banking Crises Database: An Update', IMF Working Paper WP/12/163, p. 29.; 'State closes €1.3 billion sale of Irish Life to Canada’s Great-West Lifeco', Irish Times, 19 July 2013
Allied Irish Bank2011-04-01The Irish State has been AIB majority shareholder since April 2011 through the National Pension Reserve Fund (now Irish Strategic Investment Fund). The Educational Building Society (EBS) was taken into state ownership through absorption into AIB on 1 July 2011. In 2017, the Shareholding and Financial Advisory Division (SFAD) planned and implemented an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of a portion of the State’s shares in AIB, listing the stock on the premium segment of the Irish and London stock exchanges. The IPO resulted in the sale of 28.75% of the banks ordinary shares (including a greenshoe mechanism) and recouped €3.4 billion for the Irish exchequer. The State now retains about 71% of the bank’s Ordinary Shares.Written answers - Banks Recapitalisation, Wednesday, 20 June 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 769 No. 2; Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation, Thursday, 29 March 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 761 No. 2; National Pension Reserve Fund Annual Report 2010; http://www.aib.ie/; 'State's Shareholding in Banks' www.gov.ie/en/publication/066a28-banks/
Credit Union Restructuring Board2013-01-01As of December 2019, a Bill to dissolve the Credit Union Restructuring Board (ReBo) is before Seanad Éireann, Second Stage.http://www.rebo.ie/; Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012; www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2019/10/
Congested Districts Board1891-08-051923-07-24Absorbed into Irish Land Commission in 1923Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act, 1891; Congested Districts Board (Ireland) Act 1899; Land Law (Commission) Act, 1923
Tariff Commission1926-07-311939-03-22Suspended prior to dissolution - its functions had largely been taken up by the Prices CommissionTariff Commission Act, 1926, Tariff Commission (Repeal) Act, 1939; Seanad Éireann - Volume 22 - 15 March, 1939 - Tariff Commission (Repeal) Bill, 1939—Committee and Final Stages.
Prices Commission1932-12-231958-04-17Control of Prices Act, 1932; Control of Prices Act, 1937; Prices Commission (Extension of Functions) Act, 1938; Prices Act, 1958
Microfinance Ireland2012-09-27Microenterprise Loan Fund Act 2012; http://microfinanceireland.ie/; http://www.sff.ie/; CRO No. 516555
Ireland Newfoundland Partnership2001-04-012009-01-01Written Answers - Ireland Newfoundland Partnership, Tuesday, 2 November 2010, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 720 No. 3; http://web.archive.org/web/20070217141232/http://www.inp.ie/; Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes, Volume II: Detailed Papers
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 Rural and Community Development2017-07-19Creation of new department, taking Rural Affairs from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Community from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. Islands-related responsibilities transferred to this Department on 23 September 2020Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/act/18 S.I. No. 165/2018 - Community Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2018, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2018/si/165 S.I. No. 348/2017 - Charities (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/348 S.I. No. 357/2017 - Community Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/357 S.I. No. 354/2017 - Rural Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/354; S.I. No. 379/2020
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission2014-10-31Resulted from a merger of the Competition Authority and Consumer Protection Agencywww.ccpc.ie; Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014; S.I. No. 367/2014 - Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (Establishment Day) Order 2014
Workplace Relations Commission2015-10-01New agency created to assume roles and functions of the National Employment Rights Authority, Equality Tribunal, Labour Relations Commission, Rights Commissioners Service and the Employment Appeals Tribunalwww.workplacerelations.ie; Workplace Relations Act 2015; S.I. No. 412/2015 - Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2015
Shannon Group plc2014-09-05Shannon Group is a public limited company whose principal activities include the operation, management and development of Shannon Airport, the management and development of the commercial property portfolio held by Shannon Commercial Properties (formerly part of Shannon Development) and the operation of the tourism sites managed by Shannon Heritage. A fourth business unit of the Group is the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) which is focused on further development of the aviation business cluster in Shannon. www.shannongroup.ie; www.gov.ie; State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014; S.I. No. 395/2014; S.I. No. 396/2014
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund2014-12-22ISIF has a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial basis in a manner designed to support economic activity and employment in Ireland. Its predecessor was the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF).www.ntma.ie; www.isif.ie; National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014; S.I. No. 586/2014
National Shared Services Office2018-01-01The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) is a Scheduled Body which is a Shared Services provider for HR, pensions and payroll administration for Government Departments and Bodies.www.gov.ie; National Shared Services Office Act 2017; S.I. No. 579/2017
Central Bank of Ireland2010-10-01Replaced the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland and Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authoritywww.centralbank.ie; Central Bank Reform Act 2010; S.I. No. 469/2010
Permanent TSB Group Holdings p.l.c2011-07-26In 2011, Permanent TSB p.l.c received significant support from the Irish State in the context of the financial crisis. As a result of these State support measures, the Minister for Finance of Ireland then became the owner of 99.2% of the issued ordinary shares of the Company. In April 2015, this interest reduced to 74.92% following the successful completion of a €400m equity capital raise, an open offer take up for €2m and through the sale by the Minister for Finance of 21.8 million shares.www.permanenttsbgroup.ie; www.permanenttsbgroup.ie/media/press-releases/2011/26-07-2011; www.assets.gov.ie/5907/220119171401-73204346db4a45f9b88b0b4cd64066a7.pdf; www.gov.ie/en/publication/066a28-banks/; Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010
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/
Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland2014-09-12The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) was established in 2014 to avail of both national and international funding for the purpose of making low-cost credit available to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Credit is provided through on-lending partners who, in turn, lend directly to SMEsStrategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Act 2014 (No 22 of 2014); https://sbci.gov.ie/about-us; https://core.cro.ie/e-commerce/company/582344
Intellectual Property Office of Ireland2019-12-02The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland is the national intellectual property agency, responsible for the administration of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in IrelandSection 42 of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 (No. 19 of 2019); S.I. No. 586/2019
Ministry of Industry and Commerce 1922-09-091924-06-02Predated Saorstát Éireann.'Departments of State' referred to in general terms under Constitution of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann) Act, 1922. Subsequently replaced by Department of Industry and Commerce (I) under the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 (No. 16 of 1924)Article 56 and the 'Transitory Provisions' of the Schedule to the Constitution of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann) Act, 1922 (No. 1 of 1922); Chubb 1970
Ministry of Labour1922-01-111922-09-09May also have incorporated the 'trade and commerce' portfolio for a time. Subsumed into new Ministry of Industry and Commerce from September 1922 Chubb 1970; https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/
Ministry of Economic Affairs1922-01-101922-09-09Appears to have been subsumed into new Ministry of Industry and Commerce from September 1922Chubb 1970; https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/#second-dail-2nd-ministry-post-treaty
Ministry of Trade 1922-01-111922-09-09Appears to have been subsumed into a new Ministry of Industry and Commerce from September 1922https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/
Post Office Savings Bank 1861-05-17Established in 1861, originally to facilitate small savings backed by the Government. Certain functions now delegated to the National Treasury Management Agency, with continuation of Post Office Savings Bank legislationPost Office Savings Bank Act 1861; https://www.anpost.com/Money/State-Savings
Board of Trade 1861-01-011924-06-02Existed under various guises and officially known as the Board of Trade from 1861. The Board would evolve gradually into a government department with considerable power and a diverse range of functions, including regulation of domestic and foreign commerce, the development, implementation and interpretation of the Acts of Trade and Navigation, and the review and acceptance of legislation passed in the colonies. Powers conferred on the Board under certain legislation applicable to Ireland continued to apply post-independence but were effectively exercised by the Minister for Industry and Commerce. The Board's functions in Ireland are assumed to have been formally absorbed by the Department of Industry and Commerce by 1924https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110203025220/http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=1&CATID=38&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=BT; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Trade; Companies Acts, 1908 To 1917 (S.I. No. 12/1923); Sixth Part of the Schedule to the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 (No. 16 of 1924)
Inspectorate of Factories 1901-01-011956-10-01The Inspectors of Factories were appointed under the Factory and Workshop Act 1901. The Chief and District Inspector were vested with statutory powers specified under the Act. Their post-independence remit included health and safety, as well as wage-related, compliance. Upon independence, the Irish inspectors are assumed to have initially transferred to the Ministry of Labour and later to Industry and Commerce. The Factories Inspectorate was administratively merged with the Mines and Quarries Inspectorate, creating the Industrial Inspectorate, by 1971Factory and Workshop Act 1901 (1 Edw. VII, c. 22); Factories Act 1955 (No. 10 of 1955); S.I. No. 160/1956; http://www.tara.tcd.ie/bitstream/handle/2262/4520/jssisiVolXv45_53.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y; Houses of the Oireachtas Library, Annual Report of the Industrial Inspectorate for 1 June 1970 to 31 December 1971
Industrial Inspectorate1956-10-011989-11-01An administrative merger of the Factories Inspectorate and the Quarries and Mines Inspectorate by 1971 created a new regime for industrial, particularly health and safety, inspections. This was administered by an Industrial Inspectorate in the Department of Labour. Functions subsequently assumed by the National Authority for Occupational Safety and HealthFactories Act 1955 (No. 10 of 1955); Mines and Quarries Act 1965 (No. 7 of 1965); S.I. No. 73/1970; Annual Reports of the Industrial Inspectorate, Houses of the Oireachtas Library; Section 4 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (No. 7 of 1989); S.I. No. 236/1989
Corporate Enforcement Authority2022-07-07The Corporate Enforcement Authority's functions include: promoting compliance with company law; investigating instances of suspected breaches of company law; taking appropriate enforcement action in response to identified breaches of company law; supervising the activities of liquidators of insolvent companies; and operating a regime of restriction and disqualification undertakings in respect of directors of insolvent companies. The CEA replaced the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcementhttps://cea.gov.ie/en-ie/About; Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (No. 48 of 2021); S.I. No. 337/2022