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Department of Education and Science1997-10-012010-05-02http://www.education.ie/; S.I. No. 430/1997; S.I. No. 184/2010
Commission on School Accommodation1996-03-012011-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; Written answers, Thursday, 6 May 2010-- Department of Education and Science-School Accommodation; Written answers Wednesday, 22 June 2011, Department of Education and Skills - Schools Recognition; Written answers, Tuesday, 25 October 2011, Department of Education and Skills, Departmental Agencies
National Educational Psychological Service Agency1999-09-01NEPS psychologists work with both primary and post-primary schools and are concerned with learning, behaviour, social and emotional development. Each psychologist is assigned to a group of schools.McGauran et al. 2005; Seanad Éireann - Volume 164 - 05 December, 2000--Adjournment Matter. - Psychological Service; https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/National-Educational-Psychological-Service-NEPS-/NEPS-Home-Page.html
National Education Welfare Board2002-07-052014-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; Education (Welfare) Act 2000; http://www.newb.ie/; Child and Family Agency Act 2013
State Examinations Commission2003-03-06The Commission assumed responsibility from the Dept. of Education and Science from 2003 onwardsMcGauran et al. 2005; Education Act 1998; S.I. No.373/2003; http://www.examinations.ie/
Department of Education (I)1924-06-011997-09-30Renamed the Department of Education and ScienceS.I. 430/1997; Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924
Registration Council for Secondary Teachers1914-01-012006-03-28Replaced by the Teaching CouncilIntermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1914; Teaching Council Act, 2001; S.I. No. 185/2006
Department of Education and Skills2010-05-022020-10-22Succeeded by Department of Education (II) and some functions transferred to new Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Sciencehttp://www.education.ie/; S.I. No. 184/2010; S.I. No. 450/2020; Ministers and Secretaries and Ministerial, Parliamentary, Judicial and Court Offices (Amendment) Act 2020 (No. 10 of 2020; S.I. No. 451/2020
Council of Education1950-04-041962-01-01Report of the Department of Education, 1949-1950, p. 55; Dáil Éireann - Volume 194 - 04 April, 1962 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Council of Education
Department of Education (II)2020-10-22Replaced Department of Education and Skills and followed transfer of certain functions to new Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and ScienceS.I. No. 450/2020; https://www.education.ie/en/
Ministry of Education1922-01-111924-06-02Predated 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 Education (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; https://www.gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/99eec5-second-dail/
Intermediate Education Commissioners1923-01-011925-03-31Replaced the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland. The statutory objective of the Commissioners was to promote intermediate secular education in Ireland, using funds at their disposalIntermediate Education Commission Order, 1923 (S.I. No 7/1923); The Intermediate Education Commissioners (Transfer of Functions) Order, 1925 (S.I. No. 17/1925); The Intermediate Education Commissioners (Statutory Funds Winding-Up) Order, 1925 (S.I. No. 18/1925)
Intermediate Education Board for Ireland1878-08-161923-01-01The statutory objective of the Board was to promote intermediate secular education in Ireland, using funds at their disposal. Replaced by the Intermediate Education Commissioners in 1923Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1878; Intermediate Education Commission Order, 1923 (S.I. No. 7/1923)
Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools1909-04-012007-03-01The Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools was a Ministerial appointee mandated to inspect 'certified schools' under the Children Act 1908. The position likely fell into abeyance by c. 2000, following closure of the remaining certified schools in the late 1990s. The 1908 Act itself (including the inspector provisions) was fully repealed in 2007Children Act 1908 (8 Edw. 7. c. 67) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1908/67/pdfs/ukpga_19080067_en.pdf; Schedule 2 of the Children Act 2001 (No. 24 of 2001); Children Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 64/2007); http://www.childabusecommission.ie/