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Forensic Science Ireland1975-01-01Named the Forensic Science Laboratory until November 2015McGauran et al. 2005; www.justice.ie; www.forensicscience.ie; Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014; S.I. No. 508/2015
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform1997-07-092010-06-02http://www.justice.ie/; S.I. No. 298/1997; S.I. No. 216/2010
Criminal Assets Bureau1996-10-15http://www.garda.ie/cab.html; Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996
Department of Justice (I)1924-06-011997-07-08MINISTERS AND SECRETARIES ACT, 1924; S.I. No. 298/1997; Coakley and Gallagher 2005
National Crime Council1999-09-012008-10-14The NCC ceased operations on 14 October 2008 as a result of a Government decision to rationalise State Agencies in the context of Budget 2009McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.irlgov.ie/crimecouncil/
Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission2007-05-09http://www.gardaombudsman.ie/; The Garda Síochána Act 2005
State Pathologist's Office1929-01-01http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/State_Pathologist%27s_Office; Dáil Éireann - Volume 62 - 17 June, 1936--Committee on Finance. - Vote 32—Office of the Minister for Justice (Resumed); Obituary, John McGrath, M.D. M.Sc., British Medical Journal, 26 Jan. 1957 (http://www.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/1/5012/232.pdf)
Department of Justice and Law Reform2010-06-022011-04-02http://www.justice.ie/; S.I. No. 216/2010; S.I. No. 138/2011
Garda Síochána1923-08-08Created from merge of Dublin Metropolitan Police and Royal Irish ConstabularyGárda Síochána (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923; Garda Síochána Act, 1924; http://www.garda.ie/
Office of the Confidential Recipient2007-04-30S.I. No. 168/2007
Policing Authority2016-01-01www.policingauthority.ie; Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015; S.I. No. 611/2015
Garda Síochána Inspectorate2006-07-28www.gsinsp.ie; Garda Síochána Act 2005; S.I. No. 401/2006
Department of Justice (II)2020-11-01Replaced Department of Justice and Equality S.I. No. 452/2020; http://www.justice.ie/
Ministry of Home Affairs1922-01-101924-06-02Predated Saorstát Éireann.'Departments of State' referred to in general terms under Constitution of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann) Act, 1922. Subsequently replaced by Department of Justice (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); http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_early_history_of_the_Department; Chubb 1970; https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/#second-dail-2nd-ministry-post-treaty