The Quango List


Leo Varadkar (Left), Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton (right) during the 2011 General Election campaign

SkinnyrecessionDog writes:

Below is the almost completed Irish Quasi Autonomous NGO [Quango] list. It has taken me ages. Please help me finish it. I would like to hand it to the Government as they don’t have a list.
There are 732 Quangos as is and some of them are confusing.

Each Quango is staffed by a professional staff and led by a Board of Public Representatives. The average staff employed is circa 15, the average board size is circa 12. Some Boards have a turnover of less than an average Spar shop (Galway Habour Commisson for instance) making a cost-benefit analysis impossible. There are multi-memberships of boards, fees of circa 40,000 Euros may be drawn down for each membership plus mileage and expenditure. I have not included the Committees of Dail Eireann or sitting steering committees of the Civil service, the number of which would stand conservatively at 650 for which expenses and additional payments may be made.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks to contributors to at for helping compile the list and raising this spectacle of waste.


Irish Quangos

Advisory Board for Irish Aid
Advisory Committee for Human Medicine
Advisory Council for English Language Schools
Advisory Committee for Medical Devices
Advisory Council to the Commission for Taxi Regulation
Advisory Science Council
Aer Lingus
An Bord Bia
An Bord Pleanála
An Bord Uchtala
An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta
An Coimisiun Logainmneacha
An Daingean Education Support Centre
Animal Remedies Consultative Committee
An Post
An Post National Lottery Company
Aquacultural Licensing Appeals Board
Arbour Hill Prison Visiting Committee
Ardee Town Council
Arklow Town Council
Arklow Harbour Commissioners
Army Pensions Board
Arts Council, The
Athlone Town Council
Athy Town Council
Athlone Education Support Centre
Athlone Institute of Technology
Attorney General, Office of the
Balbriggan Town Council
Ballina Town Council
Ballinasloe Town Council
Baltimore and Skibbereen Harbour Commissioners
Ballybay Town Council
Ballyshannon Town Council
Bandon Town Council
Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners
Bantry Town Council
Beaumont Hospital Board
Belturbet Town Council
Birr Town Council
Blanchardstown IT
Blackrock Education Support Centre
Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital
Board of the Commissioners for Charitable Donations
Board of Trinity College
Board for the Employment of the Blind
Bookmakers appeals committee
Boyle Town Council
Bray Town Council
Buncrana Town Council
Bundoran Town Council
Bord Altranais
Bord Gais
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Bord na gCon
Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge
Bord na Mona
Bord o Ulster-Scotch
Bord Scannan na hEireann (check for duplication)
BreastCheck The National Cancer Screening Service
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Broadcasting Commission of Ireland
Broadcasting Complaints Commission
Building Regulations Advisory Board
Carlow County Enterprise Board
Carlow Education Support Centre
Carlow County Council
Carlow Town Council
Carrickmacross Town Council
Carrick-on-Shannon Education Support Centre
Carrick-on-Suir Town Council
Cashel Town Council
Castlebar Town Council
Castleblayney Town Council
Castlerea Prison Visiting Committee
Cavan County Council
Cavan Town Council
Cavan County Enterprise Board
Cavan Education Support Centre
Carlow IT
Censorship of Publications Board
Censorship of Publications Appeal Board
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland
Censorship of Films Appeal Board
Central Fisheries Board
Central Statistics Office
Chester Beatty Library
Chief Medical Officer of the Civil Service
Chief State Solicitor, Office of the
Children Acts Advisory Board
Circuit Court Rules Committee
Citizens Information Board
An Chomhairle Leabharlanna
Citizens Information Board
Civil Defence Board
Civil Service Arbitration Board
Civil Service Disciplinary Code Appeal Board
Clare County Council
Clare County Enterprise Board
Clare Education Support Centre
Classification of Films Appeal Board
Clonakilty Town Council
Clones Town Council
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Cobh Town Council
Cootehill Town Council
Cloverhill Prison Visiting Committee
Consumer Liaison Panel
Coimisiún Logainmneacha, An
Coiste an Asgard
Combat Poverty Agency
Comhairle na Nimheanna
Comhar Sustainable Development Council
Comhairle na Tuaithe
Commission for Aviation Regulation
Commission for Communications Regulation
Committee on Court Practice and Procedure
Commission for Energy Regulation
Committee for Performance Awards
Commission for Public Service Appointments, Office of the
Commission for Taxi Regulation
Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime
Commissioner of Valuation and Boundary Survey of Ireland, Office of
the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests
Companies Registration Office
Company Law Review Group
Competition Authority
Competition Law Review Group
Comptroller and Auditor General, Office of
Connemara & Árann Education Support Centre
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C
Córas Iompair Eireann
Cork Airport Authority
Cork City Council
Cork County Council
Cork City Enterprise Board
Cork Education Support Centre
Cork IT
Cork North Enterprise Board
Cork Port Authority
Cork Prison Visiting Committee
Cork University Dental School and Hospital
Council of National Cultural Institutions
Courts Service
Crafts Council of Ireland
Crawford Gallery Cork
Credit Union Advisory Committee
Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal
Crisis Pregnancy Agency
Culture Ireland
Decentralisation Implementation Group
Dental Council
Dental Health Foundation
Designated Areas Appeals Advisory Board(
Development Education Advisory Committee
Digital Hub Development Agency
Dion Advisory Committee (WTF?)
Disabled Drivers Medical Board Appeal
District Court Rules Committee
Donegal County Enterprise Board
Donegal County Council
Donegal Education Centre
Dormant Accounts Board
Drogheda Ports Authority
Drogheda Borough Council
Droichead Nua Town Council
Drug Treatment Centre Board
Drumcondra Education Centre
Dublin Airport Authority
Dublin City Council
Dublin City University
Dublin City Enterprise Board
Dublin Dental Hospital Board
Dublin Docklands Development Authority (ho ho ho)
Dublin Docklands Development Council (ho ho ho)
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Dublin IT
Dublin Port Authority
Dublin Transport Office
Dublin West Education Support Centre
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Dundalk Town Council
Dungarvan Town Council
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Board
Dun Laoghaire Port Authority
Dundalk IT
Dundalk Education Support Centre
Eastern Regional Fisheries Board
Economic and Social Research Institute
Economic and Social Research Institute Committee on Top-Level
Appointments in the Civil Commission on Public Service Appointments
Edenderry Town Council
Education Finance Board
Ennis Town Council
Enniscorthy Town Council
Employment Appeals Authority
Employment Appeals Tribunal Engineering and Technology
Enterprise Ireland
Environmental Information Service
Environmental Protection Agency
Equality Authority
Equality Tribunal
European Regional Development Fund
European Social Fund Financial Control Unit
Expert Group on Future Skills Needs
Fáilte Ireland
Family Support Agency
Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council
FÁS International Consulting Limited (ho ho ho)
Fermoy Town Council
Financial Regulator
Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau
Financial Services Authority of Ireland
Financial Services Consultative Consumer Panel
Financial Services Consultative Industry Panel
Financial Services Ombudsman Council
Fingal County Council
Fingal County Enterprise Board
Fire Services Council
Fisheries Co-Op Societies x 8 (To check and split)
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Food Safety Consultative Council
Food Safety Consultative Council
Food Safety Promotion Board
Foram na Gaeilge
Foras na Gaeilge
Forces Canteen Board
Forensic Science Laboratory
Further Education & Training Awards Council
Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission
Fulbright Commission
Further Education and Training Awards Commission
Galway County Council
Galway City Council
Galway Ports Authority
Galway-Mayo IT
Gaisce Gradam an Uachtarain
Galway City and County Enterprise Board
Galway Education Centre
Garda Siochana Complaints Board
Garda Siochana Complaints Appeal Board
Gorey Town Council
Gort a Choirce Education Support Centre
Government Emigrant Services Advisory Committee
Grangegorman Development Agency
Granard Town Council
Greystones Town Council
Health and Safety Authority of Ireland
Health & Social Care Professionals Council
Health Information and Quality Authority
Health Insurance Authority
Health Repayment Scheme Appeals Office
Health Research Board
Health Service Executive
Heritage Council, The
Higher Education Authority
Higher Education and Training Awards Council
High Level Group on Business Regulation (ho ho ho)
Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal:
Hospital Trust Board
Horse Racing Ireland
Houses of the Oireachtas Commission
Housing Finance Agency
Hunger Task Force
Independent Commission for the Location of Victim’s Remains
Independent Commission on Decomissioning
Independent Monitoring Commission
Independent Monitoring Committee for Refugee Legal Services
Industrial Development Authority
Information Commissioner, Office of the
Injuries Board
Inland Fisheries Board
Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire
Institute of Public Administration
Institute of Public Administration
Institute of Public Health
Central Bank of Ireland
Integrate Ireland Language and Training Awards
Integrated Ticketing Project Board
International Education Board of Ireland
Internet Advisory Board
Intertrade Ireland
Investor Compensation Company (WTF?)
Ireland Newfoundland Partnership Board
Irish-American Economics Advisory Board
Irish Auditing & Accountancy Supervisory Authority
Irish Aviation Authority
Irish Blood Transfusion Services Board, The
Irish Council for Bioethics
Irish Dental Health Authority
Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health
Irish Film Board
Irish Film Classification Office
Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal (check for dupe)
Irish Financial Services Regulatory Body (check for dupe)
Irish Human Rights Commission
Irish Legal Terms Advisory Committee
Irish Manuscripts Commission
Irish Medicines Board
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Irish National Stud
Irish National Opera
Irish National Petroleum Ltd
Irish Prison Service
Irish Research Council for the Humanities
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Irish Sports Council
Irish Water Safety Association
Judicial Appointments Advisory Board
Kells Town Council
Kerry County Council
Kerry County Enterprise Board
Kildare County Council
Kilkee Town Council
Kilkenny Borough Council
Kilkenny County Council
Killarney Town Council
Kilrush Town Council
Kinsale Town Council
Kildare County Enterprise Board
Kildare Education centre
Kilkenny County Enterprise Board
Kilkenny Education Support Centre
Kilrush Urban District Council
Kinsale Harbour Commissioners
Labour Court: (€164,464 per annum for three years) Enterprise
Minister Batt O’Keeffe reappointed Kevin Duffy as Chairman in November
Labour Relations Commission
Land Registry
Laois County Council
Laois County Enterprise Board
Laois Education Centre
Law Reform Commission
Leargas The Exchange Bureau
Legal Aid Board
Leitrim County Council
Leitrim Enterprise Board
Leixlip Town Council
Leopardstown Park Hospital Board
Letterkenny IT
Letterkenny Town Council
Limerick City Council
Limerick County Council
Limerick City Enterprise Board
Limerick County Enterprise Board
Limerick Education Centre
Limerick IT
Limerick Northside Regeneration Agency
Limerick Prison Visiting Committee
Limerick Southside Regeneration Agency
Lismore Town Council
Listowel Town Council
Local Drugs Taskforces
Local Government Computer Services Board
Local Government Management Services Board (No fees payable to
Local Registration of Deeds and Title Rules Committee
Longford County Council
Longford Town Council
Longford Enterprise Board
Loughan Prison Visiting Committee
Loughrea Town Council
Louth County Council
Louth County Enterprise BoardMacroom Town Council
Mallow Town Council
Marine Institute
Mayo County Council
Mayo Education Centre
Mayo Enterprise Board
Meath County Council
Meath Enterprise Board
Medical Bureau of Road Safety
Medical Council
Mental Health Commission
Mental Health Criminal Law Review Board
Met Eireann
Midlands Prison Visiting Committee
Midleton Town Council
Mining Board
Monaghan County Council
Monaghan Town Council
Monaghan Education Centre
Monaghan Enterprise Board
Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee
Mountmellick Town Council
Mullingar Town Council
Muinebheag Town Council
Naas Town Council
National Adult Learning Council
National Advisory Committee on Drugs
National Archives
National Authority for Occupational Safety & Health
National Building Agency
National Cancer Registry, Ireland
National Cancer Screening Services Board
National Centre for Guidance in Education
National Centre for Partnership and Performance
National Centre for Technology in Education
National Childcare Coordinating Committee
National Children’s Advisory Council
National College of Art and Design
National College of Ireland
National Competitiveness Council
National Concert Hall
National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism
National Consumer Agency
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
National Council for Special Education
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
National Council on Ageing and Older People
National Crime Council
National Development Agency
National Development Plan Community Support Framework Evaluation Unit
National Development Plan Community Support Framework Information Office
National Development Plan Community Support Framework Information Technology Unit
National Disability Authority
National Drugs Strategy Team
National Economic and Social Council
National Economic and Social Development Office
National Economic and Social Forum
National Education Welfare Board
National Employment Rights Authority
National Framework Committee for Work/Life Balance
National Forum on Europe
National Gallery of Ireland
National Haemophilia Council
National Library of Ireland
National Maternity Hospital
National Milk Agency
National Monitoring Committee Overseeing the Operation of the Rapid
National Museum of Ireland
National Oil Reserves Agency (aka Shell Ireland?)
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
National Pensions Reserve Commission (bye bye lads)
National Property Services Regulatory Authority
National Qualifications Authority of Ireland
National Rehabilitation Authority
National Road Safety Authority (check for dupes above/below)
National Treatment Purchase Fund
National Roads Authority
National Safety Council
National Salmon Commission
National Social Work Qualifications Board
National Standards Authority Ireland
National Treasury Management Agency
National Pensions Reserve Fund Commission
National Development Finance Agency
National Social Work Qualifications Board
National Sports Campus Development Authority
National Standards Authority of Ireland
National Statistics Board
National Tourism Development Agency
National Traveller Accomodation Committee
National Treatment Purchase Fund
National Treasury Management Agency Advisory (check for dupes)
Navan Education Centre
National University of Ireland
National Youth Work Advisory Council
Navan Town Council
Nenagh Town Council
New Ross Town Council
New Ross Port Authority
Nitrogin Eireann Teoranta
North Tipperary County Council
North Western Regional Fisheries Board
Northern Regional Fisheries Board
NUI Galway
NUI Maynooth
Offaly County Council
Offaly County Enterprise Board
Office for Tobacco Control
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Office of the Film Censor (Since merged and renamed-check)
Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner
Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Office of the Ombudsman
Office of the Information Commissioner
Office of the Inspector of Prisons
Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the Civil Service
Office of the Appeal Commissioners
Office of Public Works
Office of the Appeal Commissioners for the purposes of the Tax Acts
Oifig Choimisineir na d’Teangacha Ofigiula
Ombudsman for Children, Office of the
Ombudsman, Office of the
Ombudsman for the Defence Forces
Opticians Board
Ordinance Survey Ireland
Outside Appointments Board
Parole Board
Passage West Town Council
Patents Agents Board (check for dupe below)
Patents Office
Pensions Board
Pensions Ombudsman
Performance Verification Group: Civil Service
Performance Verification Group: Education Sector
Performance Verification Group: Health Service
Performance Verification Group: Justice and Equality Sector
Performance Verification Group: Local Government
Personal Injuries Assessment Board
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
Poisons Council
Portlaoise Prison Visiting Committee
Portlaoise Town Council
Port of Cork (Authority?)
Port of Waterford Company
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
Press Council of Ireland
Prisons Authority Interim Board
Private Residential Tenancies Board
Private Security Appeals Board
Private Security Authority
Probation Service
Property Registration Authority
Public Appointments Service
Public Services Benchmarking Body
Public Transport Partnership Forum
Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland
Radio Telefis Eireann
Railway Procurement Agency
Railway Safety Advisory Council
Railway Safety Commission
Registrar of Friendly Societies, Office of the
Registration of Titles Rules Committee
Registry of Deeds
Remembrance Commission
Rent Tribunal
Revenue Body on Higher Remuneration in the Public Service (bye bye
River Moy Commissioners
Revenue Commissioners, Office of the[/B]
Roscommon County Council
Roscommon County Enterprise Board
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Royal Irish Academy
Royal Irish Academy of Music
Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (Board?)
Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority
Science Foundation Ireland
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
Sealuchais Arachais Teoranta
Shannon Airport Authority
Shannon Development
Shannon Foynes Port
Shannon Regional Fisheries Board
Shannon Town Council
Shelton Abbey Place of Detention Visiting Committee
Skibbereen Town Council
Sligo Borough Council
Sligo County Council
Sligo County Enterprise Board
Sligo Education Support Centre
Sligo IT
Small Business Forum – Implementation Group
Social Welfare Appeals Office
Social Welfare Tribunal Board (check name and possible dupe above)
South Western Regional Fisheries Board
Special EU Programmes Body
State Claims Agency
State Claims Agency Policy Committee
State Examinations Committee
State Pathologist’s Office
South Cork Enterprise Board
South Dublin Enterprise Board
South Dublin County Council
South Tipperary County Council
Superior Court Rules Committee
St James’ Hospital Board
St Luke’s Hospital Board (Hmm)
St Patrick’s Institution Visiting Committee
Standards in Public Office Commission
State Laboratory
Sustainable Energy Ireland
Tallaght IT
Tarbert Education Support Centre
Taskforce on Special Aid for the Elderly
Teacher’s Arbitration Board
Teaching Council, The
Templemore Town Council
The Abbey Theatre
The Arts Council
The Building Regulations Advisory Body
The Competition Authority (check for dupe)
The Heritage Council (check to see whether this is yet another Anglo
heritage tea party)
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board
The President’s Award – Gaisce (check for dupe)
The Teaching Council
Thurles Education Support Centre
Thurles Town Council
Tipperary North County Enterprise Board
Tipperary South County Enterprise Board
Tipperary Institute (of Technology
Top Levels Appointment Committee (check for dupe with PS body)
Tourism College Killybegs
Tourism Ireland (North/South Body)
Trade Mark Agents Board
Training Unit Place of Detention Visiting Committee
Tralee and Fenit Harbour Commissioners
Tralee Education Support Centre
Tralee Institute of Technology
Trinity College Dublin (check for dupe with ‘Board of’)
Tipperary Town Council
Tralee Town Council
Tramore Town Council
Trim Town Council
Tuam Education Support Centre
Tuam Town Council
Tullamore Town Council
Údarás na Gaeltachta
University College Cork
University College Dublin
University of Limerick
Valuation Office Ireland
Valuation Tribunal
Veterinary Council of Ireland
Voluntary Health Insurance Board
Waterford City Council
Waterford County Council
Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford Port Authority
Waterways Ireland
Westmeath County Council
Westport Town Council
Wexford Borough Council
Wexford County Council
Wexford Harbour Commissioners
Western Development Commission
Western Regional Fisheries Board
Westport Harbour Commissioners
Wheatfield Prison Visiting Committee
Wicklow County Council
Wicklow Town Council
Wicklow Port Authority
Women’s Health Council
Youghal Town Council
Youghal Urban District Council


(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

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