Budget 2009 - Merger Announcements

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Budget 2009 - Merger Announcements

  1. 1. Torc Thumbnail # 2 Budget 2009 - Merger Announcements
  2. 2. <ul><li>Merge COFORD ( the National Council for Forest Research and Development ) into the Department . </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer the marketing/promotion functions of Bord Iascaigh Mhara to An Bord Bia . </li></ul>Department of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
  3. 3. Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism <ul><li>Combine, while retaining separate identities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Irish Museum of Modern Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crawford Art Gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Gallery of Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Merge into the National Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irish Manuscripts Commission </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources <ul><li>Merge the Central & Regional Fisheries Boards into a single National Fisheries Board . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Amalgamate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Qualifications Authority of Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education and Training Awards Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further Education and Training Awards Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The new organisation will also take responsibility for the external quality assurance review of the universities, a function which is currently performed by the Irish Universities Quality Board and the Higher Education Authority. </li></ul>Department of Education & Science
  6. 6. <ul><li>Amalgamate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Consumer Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition Authority </li></ul></ul>Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
  7. 7. Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government <ul><li>Merge into the Local Government Services Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Government Management Services Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Government Computer Services Board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Merge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rent Tribunal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Residential Tenancies Board </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Department of Health & Children – Part 1 <ul><li>Subsume the National Council on Ageing and Older People into the Office of Older People in the Department of Health and Children </li></ul><ul><li>Subsume the Children Acts Advisory Board into the Office of the Minister for Children in the Department of Health and Children </li></ul><ul><li>Subsume the Women's Health Council into the Department of Health and Children </li></ul>
  9. 9. Department of Health & Children – Part 2 <ul><li>Merge the following bodies into the Health Service Executive (HSE): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Cancer Screening Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Cancer Registry Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis Pregnancy Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug Treatment Centre </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Department of Health & Children – Part 3 <ul><li>Subsume the following bodies into the Health and Social Care Professionals Council: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Social Work Qualifications Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opticians Board </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Department of Health & Children – Part 4 <ul><li>Merge the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board into, as appropriate, the Dental Council , the Medical Council and the HSE </li></ul><ul><li>Merge the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery into, as appropriate, the HSE and An Bord Altranais </li></ul>
  12. 12. Department of Health & Children – Part 5 <ul><li>Amalgamate the following bodies into a Public Health and Medicines Safety Authority to be created in the near future: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety Association of Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Tobacco Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irish Medicines Board </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform <ul><li>Integrate the facilities, back office, administrative services and citizen access of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Equality Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Rights Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Amalgamate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Censorship of Publications Board and its Appeals Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office for Film Classification </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Department of Social & Family Affairs <ul><li>Integrate within the Department of Social and Family Affairs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combat Poverty Agency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Social Inclusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assign the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) to the Citizens Information Board (CIB) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Department of Transport – Part 1 <ul><li>Amalgamate the following bodies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Accident Investigation Unit (Department of Transport) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Railway Accident Investigation Unit (Railway Safety Commission) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine Casualty Investigation Board </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Department of Transport – Part 2 <ul><li>Establish Dublin Transport Authority to incorporate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Transport Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commission for Taxi Regulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Transport Licensing functions of the Department of Transport </li></ul></ul>

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