Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

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Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Department overview
Formed2 April 1919
JurisdictionIreland
HeadquartersThe Custom House,
Dublin 1, D01 W6X0
53°20′54″N 6°15′12″W / 53.34833°N 6.25333°W / 53.34833; -6.25333
Minister responsible
Department executive
Websitehousing.gov.ie

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Irish: An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil) is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

Departmental team[edit]

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in The Custom House, Dublin 1. The departmental team consists of the following:

Overview[edit]

The Custom House, Dublin, is the departmental headquarters.

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in The Custom House, Dublin 1. It was created as the Department of Local Government at the very first meeting of Dáil Éireann in 1919. Over the years its name has changed several times; however, the role of the department still includes local government. There have been some changes in its functions; for example, in 2011 built and natural heritage came into the remit of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of a reorganisation of Irish ministries.

The mission of the department is to pursue sustainable development. In pursuing this mission its mandate is to:

  • achieve a high quality environment with effective environmental protection;
  • address climate change;
  • protect and improve water resources and the quality of drinking water;
  • ensure that our regions and communities are planned and built to respect sustainable and balanced regional development;
  • ensure good quality housing in sustainable communities;
  • monitor, analyse and predict Ireland’s weather and climate;
  • support and enable democratic and responsive local government.

The department is responsible for, among other matters:

Statutes[edit]

Statute Effect
1924 Act Establishment of the Department of Local Government and Public Health
S.I. No. 16/1947 Renamed as the Department of Local Government
S.I. No. 58/1947 Transfer of Health to the Department of Health
S.I. No. 329/1947 Transfer of Social Welfare to the Department of Social Welfare
S.I. No. 269/1977 Renamed as the Department of the Environment
S.I. No. 322/1997 Renamed as the Department of the Environment and Local Government
S.I. No. 356/2002 Transfer of Heritage from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
S.I. No. 233/2003 Renamed as the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
S.I. No. 192/2011 Transfer of Heritage to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport
S.I. No. 193/2011 Renamed as the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
S.I. No. 196/2011 Transfer of Community from the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs
S.I. No. 393/2016 Transfer of Environment to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
S.I. No. 394/2016 Renamed as the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
S.I. No. 357/2017 Transfer of Community to Department of Rural and Community Development
S.I. No. 358/2017 Renamed as the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

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