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Board for the Employment of the Blind1957-04-252006-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; FitzGerald, 1963; Dáil Éireann - Volume 168 - 12 June, 1958--Written Answers. - State-Sponsored Companies, Commissions, Committees and Advisory Councils; Dáil Éireann - Volume 253 - 20 April, 1971--Written Answers. - Departmental Committees and State-Sponsored Bodies
Department of Social Welfare1947-01-221997-07-11MINISTERS AND SECRETARIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1946; S.I. No. 307/1997; http://www.welfare.ie/
National Disability Authority2000-06-12McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.nda.ie/; National Disability Authority Act 1999; S.I. No. 162/2000
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council2000-04-10Replaced the National Ambulance Advisory CouncilMcGauran et al. 2005; http://www.phecit.ie/; S.I. No.108/2000; S.I. No. 109/2000; S.I. No.575/2004; S.I. No. 510/2005
Comhairle2000-06-122007-03-30Became Citizens Information Board in 2007Comhairle Act, 2000; Citizens Information Act 2007; S.I. No. 141/2007
National Council for Special Education2003-12-24First established as an independent statutory body by order of the Minister for Education and Science in December 2003; formally established under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004.S.I. No.270/2004; Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004; http://www.ncse.ie/
Department of Health and Children1997-07-122011-06-04http://www.dohc.ie/; S.I. No. 308/1997; S.I. No. 219/2011
Department of Social and Family Affairs2002-06-202010-05-02http://www.welfare.ie/; S.I. No. 310/2002; S.I. No. 186/2010
Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs1997-07-122002-06-19S.I. No. 307/1997; S.I. No. 310 of 2002; http://www.welfare.ie/
Special Education Appeals Board2006-04-03Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004
National Rehabilitation Board1967-12-202000-06-12Replaced the National Organisation for Rehabilitation; in 2000 dissolved and absorbed into Comhairle, Eastern Regional Health Authority, FÁS, and the National Disability AuthorityS.I. No. 300/1967; S.I. No. 171/2000
National Community Development Agency1982-12-081984-07-19Replaced National Social Service Board (I); Replaced by National Social Service Board (II)National Community Development Agency Act, 1982; National Social Service Board Act, 1984
National Organisation for Rehabilitation1955-11-011967-09-21Replaced by National Rehabilitation BoardS.I. No. 300/1967; Dáil Éireann - Volume 160 - 06 December, 1956--Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Advisory Councils and Similar Bodies: Health
Department of Social Protection (I)2010-05-022017-09-02Replaced Department of Social and Family Affairs. Replaced by Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.http://www.welfare.ie/; S.I. No. 186/2010; S.I. No 366/2017
Social Welfare Appeals Office1990-09-01Set up under the Programme for Government 1989-1993McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.socialwelfareappeals.ie/; Dáil Éireann - Volume 399 - 29 May, 1990--Written Answers. - Social Welfare Appeals Office
Office of the Disability Appeals Officer2007-06-01Disability Act 2005; www.gov.ie/en/publication/08b143-office-of-the-disability-appeals-officer
Disabled Drivers Board of Appeal1989-12-21S.I. No. 340/1989; Dáil Éireann - Volume 403 - 05 December, 1990, Written Answers. - Disabled Drivers' Medical Board of Appeal; Written Answers - Departmental Bodies, 1 May 2012, Dáil Éireann Debate, Vol. 763 No. 3; http://www.nrh.ie/about-nrh/non-clinical-services/disabled-drivers-board-of-appeal/
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth2020-10-15Replaced Department of Children and Youth AffairsS.I. No. 437/2020; https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-children-equality-disability-integration-and-youth/
Department of Social Protection (II)2020-10-21Replaced Department of Employment Affairs and Social ProtectionS.I. No. 447/2020; https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-social-protection/