118. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of staff allocated to the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the budget in each of the years 2011 to 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45012/17 asked on 24 Oct 2017 - Departmental Bodies Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) is an integrated, cross-Government service that aims to support better policy formulation and implementation in the civil service through economic analysis and evaluation. It was established in 2012. As set out in its Medium Term Strategy out to 2019, the aim of the IGEES is to contribute to the better design and targeting of Government policy and better outcomes fo...

369. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason he will not sanction the participation of an organisation (details supplied) in monitoring committees associated with his Department’s work, including that of the RDP, in view of the fact that the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has recommended such a step; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9346/17 asked on 23 Feb 2017 - Departmental Bodies Reports)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association asked to join the Monitoring Committee for Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 and were advised, on 12th October 2016, that my Department, in its role as Managing Authority, is satisfied with the composition of the Committee and has no plans to invite a second round of invitations to join the Committee.
The Monitoring Committee was set up in the first place in acc...

222. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for a national infrastructure commission; if this will form part of the capital plan review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5169/17 asked on 02 Feb 2017 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): As the Deputy will be aware, my Department has initiated a two-stage review of the Capital Plan.  The first phase (i.e. the mid-term review) will be a short, focused review of priorities aimed primarily at advising Government - in the context of Budget 2018 - on how additional funding committed for capital investment should be allocated over the remainder of the period of the Capital Plan.
The second phase will take place follo...

91. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of vacancies on boards or agencies within his Department’s remit that currently exist; the number that have been filled since 8 May 2016; the number of these that were filled through the Public Appointments Service; the timeline for filling remaining vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36645/16 asked on 24 Nov 2016 - Departmental Bodies Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 91 and 106 together.
Since my appointment as Minister, forty two appointments have been made to State Boards of Bodies under the aegis of my Department. 
The information requested by the Deputy concerning the number of vacancies as well as the dates the vacancies arose in the State Agencies under the remit of my Department is provided in the attached table, which is publicly available on the Department’s ...

106. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of vacancies on State boards in his Department; the number filled since he took office; the number filled through the Public Appointments Service; the timelines to fill vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36836/16 asked on 24 Nov 2016 - Departmental Bodies Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 91 and 106 together.
Since my appointment as Minister, forty two appointments have been made to State Boards of Bodies under the aegis of my Department. 
The information requested by the Deputy concerning the number of vacancies as well as the dates the vacancies arose in the State Agencies under the remit of my Department is provided in the attached table, which is publicly available on the Department’s ...

148. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Taoiseach the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3588/14 asked on 28 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

The Taoiseach: Since 9 March 2011, no new agencies and State bodies have been established under the remit of my Department.
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43. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3347/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Eamon Gilmore): There are no State agencies under the remit of my Department.
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80. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3345/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Education and Skills(Deputy Ruairí Quinn): For the Deputy’s information under the Public Service Reform plan the following were identified for rationalisation or merger and since March 2011 the following actions have taken place.
The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences were merged in March 2012 to form the Irish Research Council (IRC). The IRC has been established as a sub-board of the Higher E...

106. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3349/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): The following are the State Bodies/Boards under the remit of my Department.
 - State Bodies/New Agencies 1. Enterprise Ireland 2. IDA Ireland 3. Science Foundation Ireland 4. Shannon Development 5. County and City Enterprise Boards (35) 6. National Standards Authority of Ireland 7. Forfás 8. National Consumer Agency 9. The Competition Authority 10. Irish Auditing and Accounting Standards Authority ...

136. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3342/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I can confirm that no new agencies or State Bodies have been established by my Department since 9 March 2011.
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139. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3343/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): There have been no new State bodies established under the aegis of my Department since March 2011.
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159. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3346/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): The Local Government Management Services Board and the Local Government Computer Services Board have merged with the establishment of the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) in August 2012. The LGMA also took on residual functions from An Chomhairle Leabharlanna, which was dissolved as of 1 November 2012.
The Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency (HSCA) was established in 2012. It rationalises the functi...

170. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3350/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): I wish to inform the Deputy that the following agencies have been established under the remit of my Department since 9 March 2011:
- Property Services Regulatory Authority (established April 2012)
- Insolvency Service of Ireland (established March 2013)
In the context of the Deputy’s question, State Agencies is taken to refer to statutory independent bodies, often (but not exclusively), with a Board which has a governance oversight respo...

174. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Defence the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3344/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Alan Shatter): No new agencies have been established under the auspices of my Department since 9 March 2011.
The State Boards under the aegis of the Department of Defence when the Government took office in March 2011 were the Civil Defence Board, the Army Pensions Board and the Board of Coiste an Asgard.
The Civil Defence Board was identified in the Public Service Reform Plan as a body to be abolished and legislation was passed by the Oireachtas in December 2012 for ...

187. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3230/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): My Department has not established any agency or State Body since 9 March 2011.
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226. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3348/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): No new statutory bodies have been established under the aegis of my Department since 9 March, 2011.
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233. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new agencies and State bodies established since 9 March 2011 under the remit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3351/14 asked on 22 Jan 2014 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Since my appointment as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have created no new agencies. 
Shannon Airport separated from the Dublin Airport Authority on 31st December 2012. This new body was merged with the restructured Shannon Development to form a new integrated Shannon entity in public ownership. 
My focus to date has been on reducing the number of bodies under my Department’s remit. To this end:
 - Coaching Ireland ha...

159. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline in tabular form the number of semi-State organisations currently in operation under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29812/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The information the Deputy has requested is included in the table below. Details of all bodies under the aegis of the Department of Education & Skills are available on my Department’s website www.education.ie.
 List of State agencies under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills
 Agency Website An Chomhairle um Oideachais Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG) http://www.cogg.ie Commission to Inquire into Child Abus...

160. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the number of new semi-State organisations under his aegis which have been established since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29825/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Since March 2011 a number of new bodies have been established following the merger and rationalisation of other bodies. Under the Public Service Reform plan the following were identified for rationalisation:• The merger of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology & Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science into consolidated single council under HEA;• The amalgamation of Further Education and Tra...

167. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline in tabular form the number of semi-State organisations currently in operation under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28822/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 167 and 168 together. 
In response to the Deputy’s questions I can confirm that there are no Semi-State organisations under the aegis of my Department.
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168. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline the number of new semi-State organisations under his aegis which have been established since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28823/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies Establishment)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 167 and 168 together. 
In response to the Deputy’s questions I can confirm that there are no Semi-State organisations under the aegis of my Department.
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187. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will outline in tabular form the number of semi-State organisations currently in operation under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29816/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 187 and 188 together.
My Department currently has the following State Agencies supporting us in our work: 

 1. Enterprise Ireland 2. IDA Ireland 3. Science Foundation Ireland 4. Shannon Development 5. County and City Enterprise Boards (35) 6. National Standards Authority of Ireland 7. Forfás 8. National Consumer Agency 9. The Competition Authority 10. Irish Auditing ...

188. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will outline the number of new semi-State organisations under his aegis which have been established since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29829/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 187 and 188 together.
My Department currently has the following State Agencies supporting us in our work: 

 1. Enterprise Ireland 2. IDA Ireland 3. Science Foundation Ireland 4. Shannon Development 5. County and City Enterprise Boards (35) 6. National Standards Authority of Ireland 7. Forfás 8. National Consumer Agency 9. The Competition Authority 10. Irish Auditing ...

355. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline in tabular form the number of semi-State organisations currently in operation under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29813/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 355 and 356 together. 
The State Agencies under the aegis of my Department are as follows: 
- An Bord Pleanála
- Dublin Docklands Development Authority
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Housing Finance Agency
- Irish Water Safety
- Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency
- Local Government Management Agency
- Private Residential Tenancies Board
- Radiological Pro...

356. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline the number of new semi-State organisations under his aegis which have been established since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29826/13 asked on 18 Jun 2013 - Departmental Bodies)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 355 and 356 together. 
The State Agencies under the aegis of my Department are as follows: 
- An Bord Pleanála
- Dublin Docklands Development Authority
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Housing Finance Agency
- Irish Water Safety
- Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency
- Local Government Management Agency
- Private Residential Tenancies Board
- Radiological Pro...