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Department of Social Welfare1947-01-221997-07-11MINISTERS AND SECRETARIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1946; S.I. No. 307/1997; http://www.welfare.ie/
Comhairle2000-06-122007-03-30Became Citizens Information Board in 2007Comhairle Act, 2000; Citizens Information Act 2007; S.I. No. 141/2007
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/
Redundancy Appeals Tribunal1968-01-011977-05-09Functions taken over by Employment Appeals TribunalRedundancy Payments Act, 1967; S.I. No. 302/1967; S.I. No. 26/1969; Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977
Area Development Management Ltd.1992-10-142005-07-01McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.pobal.ie/; Dáil Éireann - Volume 458 - 21 November, 1995--Written Answers. - Establishment of ADM; Dáil Éireann - Volume 663 - 14 October, 2008--Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies
Pobal2005-07-01Previously known as Area Development Management Limited (est. in 1992): ADM was established following the second national social partnership agreement, the Programme for Economic and Social Progress (PESP), 1991-1993. In 2005 the company changed its name to Pobalhttp://www.pobal.ie/; Dáil Éireann - Volume 663 - 14 October, 2008--Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies
Department of Labour 1966-07-121993-01-21Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1966; S.I. No. 162/1966; S.I. No. 20/1993
Department of Enterprise and Employment1993-01-201997-07-11Coakley & Gallagher 2005; S.I. No. 19/1993; S.I. No. 305/1997
National Social Service Board (II)1984-07-192000-06-12Replaced by ComhairleNational Social Service Board Act, 1984; S.I. No. 185/1984; S.I. No. 19/1988; Comhairle Act, 2000
National Manpower Service1971-06-011988-01-01Merged into FASLabour Services Act, 1987; 'Manpower Service puts 800 in jobs' Irish Times, 25 Sept. 1971
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
Employment Equality Agency1977-10-011999-10-18Replaced by the Equality Authority in 1999Employment Equality Act 1977; The Employment Equality Act 1998
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
National Youth Work Advisory Committee1997-06-23Youth Work Acts, 1997 & 2001; Dáil Éireann - Volume 481 - 07 October, 1997--Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments; Dáil Éireann - Volume 654 - 13 May, 2008--Written Answers. - Youth Work Sector; Written answers--Tuesday, 18 May 2010, Department of Health and Children, Youth Services
Skillnet Ireland Ltd.1998-12-17Formerly known as Skillnets Ltd., changed name to Skillnet Ireland in 2018http://www.skillnets.ie/; Seanad Éireann - Volume 187 - 24 October, 2007--Education and Training: Motion; www.skillnetireland.ie
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection2017-09-022020-10-21New Department created to replace Department of Social Protection (I). Subsequently replaced by Department of Social Protection (II). Employment Affairs responsibilities also moved to new Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment S.I. No 366/2017, http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2017/si/366; S.I. No. 447/2020; S.I. No. 438/2020
Social Welfare Tribunal1982-10-05The Social Welfare Tribunal is a statutory tribunal established in 1982 to deal with cases where entitlement to Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance is refused due to an involvement in a trade disputewww.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Social-Welfare-Tribunal; Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1981; Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1982; S.I. No. 309/1982
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/