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An Bord Pleanála1977-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.pleanala.ie/; Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1976; S.I. No. 308/1976; Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2006; Building Control Act 1990.
Housing Finance Agency plc1982-02-08McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.hfa.ie/; Housing Finance Agency Act 1981
Building Regulations Advisory Body1991-12-042012-06-13Was re-appointed for a five-year term in January 2002 by S.I. No.2/2002. The Minister appointed the final BRAB on 14th June 2007 for a period of 5 years, expiring on 13th June 2012. BRAB was subsumed into the Department.McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.environ.ie/en/DevelopmentandHousing/BuildingStandards/BRAB/; Building Control Act 1990; S.I. No.2/2002; www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/question/2013-01-16/840; www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2017-05-09a.576
Dublin Dockland Development Authority1997-05-012016-03-01Dissolved McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.dublindocklands.ie/; Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997; Dublin Docklands Development Authority (Dissolution) Act 2015; S.I. No. 113/2016
Affordable Homes Partnership2005-08-012010-12-31The Housing & Sustainable Communities Agency has taken on some of the functions of the Affordable Homes PartnershipSI 383 of 2005; SI 293 of 2007; www.housing.ie/; Written Answers - State Agencies--Thursday, 20 January 2011
Grangegorman Development Agency2006-05-10The Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) is a statutory agency established in 2006 to redevelop the former St. Brendan’s Hospital grounds in Dublin City Centre. http://www.ggda.ie/; Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005; S.I. No. 252/2006
Department of Local Government and Public Health1924-06-011947-01-22Health and Welfare functions lost to new departments in 1947http://www.environ.ie/; Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924; S.I. No. 16/1947
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government2003-06-102011-05-02http://www.environ.ie/; S.I. No. 233/2003; S.I. No. 193/2011
Department of the Environment and Local Government1997-07-222003-06-09S.I. No. 322/1997; S.I. No. 233 of 2003; Coakley & Gallagher 2005
Department of the Environment1977-08-171997-07-21S.I. No. 269/1977; S.I. No. 322/1997; Coakley & Gallagher 2005
Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs 2002-06-192010-06-02S.I. No. 308/2002; S.I. No. 215/2010
Department of Local Government 1947-01-221977-08-16http://www.environ.ie/; Coakley & Gallagher 2005; No. 16/1947; S.I. No. 269/1977
Irish Land Commission1881-08-221999-03-31Existed under various forms under British government since 1881; took on some of the functions of the Congested Districts Board under Land Law (Commission) Act, 1923Land Law (Ireland) Act 1881; Land Law (Commission) Act, 1923; Irish Land Commission (Dissolution) Act, 1992; S.I. No. 75/1999; Seanad Éireann - Volume 134 - 21 October, 1992--Irish Land Commission (Dissolution) Bill, 1989: Second Stage
Rent Tribunal1983-08-022016-01-08From 1 October 2009, administrative support services to the Rent Tribunal were provided by the PRTB and the Rent Tribunal was located at the offices of the PRTB. On 8 January 2016 the Rent Tribunal was absorbed into the Residential Tenancies Board.McGauran et al., 2005; Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) (Amendment) Act 1983; S.I. No. 220/1983; S.I. No. 222/1983; S.I No.140/1988; Written answers--Tuesday, 30 June 2009- Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government-- Private Rented Accommodation; Written answers--Tuesday, 23 March 2010 Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government--Private Residential Tenancies Board; www.rtb.ie; Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015; S.I. No. 151/2016; S.I. No. 4/2016
Quit Rent Office1641-01-011943-01-01Absorbed into Irish Land Commission in 1943.Dáil Éireann - Volume 70 - 30 March, 1938; Committee on Finance. - Vote 30—Quit Rent Office; Dáil Éireann - Volume 93 - 26 April, 1944--Estimates for Public Services. - Vote 52—Lands
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government2011-05-022016-07-23Creation: S.I. No. 193/2011, Termination: S.I. No. 394/2016; http://www.environ.ie/
Residential Tenancies Board2016-04-07Replaced the Private Residential Tenancies Board and absorbed functions of the Rent Tribunal. The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 provided the RTB with additional powers to regulate the rental sector, including a new investigations and sanctions unit www.rtb.ie; Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015; S.I. No. 151/2016; S.I. No. 4/2016; Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019
Office of the Planning Regulator2019-04-03www.opr.ie; Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018; S.I. No. 133/2019
Home Building Finance Ireland2018-12-05www.hbfi.ie; Home Building Finance Ireland Act 2018; S.I. No. 518/2018