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Mining Board (II)1940-11-14McGauran et al. 2005; The Minerals Development Act 1940; Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 06 July, 2004--Written Answers. - State Boards
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
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
Irish Steel Holdings Limited1947-06-011996-05-01Nationalised 1947; privatised--went into receivership 1994; purchased by Irish Ispat--finalized 1996State Guarantees Act, 1954; Irish Steel Holdings Limited Act, 1960; Irish Steel Limited Act, 1996; FitzGerald, 1963; Palcic and Reeves 2007
An Foras Forbartha Teoranta1964-03-261993-08-01Operated in partnership with UN first 5 yrs. Absorbed by research unit of Environmental Protection Agency in 1993Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992; S.I. No. 215/1993
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
Mines and Quarries Advisory Committee1966-07-281989-11-01Merged into National Authority for Occupational Safety and HealthMines and Quarries Act 1965; Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act, 1989
Mining Board (I)1931-12-221940-11-14Replaced by Mining Board (II)Mines and Minerals Act, 1931; S.I. No. 29/1933; Minerals Development Act, 1940; Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 06 July, 2004--Written Answers. - State Boards
Mianrai Teoranta1945-06-011955-01-01Amalgamation of the former Slieveardagh Coalfield Development Company Limited and the Minerals Exploration and Development Company, LimitedMinerals Company Acts, 1945 & 1947
Minerals Exploration and Development Company, Limited1941-09-011945-06-01Death by merge into Mianrai TeorantaMinerals Exploration and Development Company Act, 1941; Minerals Company Act, 1945
Slieveardagh Coalfield Development Company Limited1941-05-201945-06-01Merge into Mianrai TeorantaSlievardagh Coalfield Development Act, 1941; Minerals Company Act, 1945
Mines and Quarries Inspectorate1894-08-251970-01-01An inspectorate responsible for mines and quarries was established in 1894. This built on an inspectorate previously responsible for mines only. Upon independence, the Irish inspectors are assumed to have initially transferred to the Ministry of Labour and later to Industry and Commerce. Reference is made to the pre-independence legislation in the Mines and Quarries Act 1965 (No. 7 of 1965). The Mines and Quarries Inspectorate was administratively merged with the Inspectorate of Factories to form the Industrial Inspectorate by 1971Quarries Act, 1894 (57 & 58 Vict.), Ch 42; Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, 1872 (35 & 36 Vict.), Ch. 77; Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 (No. 7 of 1965); Houses of the Oireachtas Library, Annual Report of the Industrial Inspectorate for 1 June 1970 to 31 December 1971
Maritime Area Regulatory Authority 2023-07-17MARA administers a streamlined consenting system for the maritime area, including: Assessing Maritime Area Consent (MAC) applications for the maritime area, which are required by developers before development permission can be granted; granting marine licencing for specified activities; compliance and enforcement of MACs; licenses and offshore development consents; investigations and prosecutions; administration of the existing Foreshore consent portfolio; and fostering & promoting co-operation between regulators of the maritime area.Maritime Area Planning Act 2021 (No. 50 of 2021); S.I. No. 369/2023; https://www.maritimeregulator.ie/