Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

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Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Department overview
Formed 17 June 1919
Jurisdiction Ireland
Headquarters 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD30
53°20′24″N 6°15′21″W / 53.34000°N 6.25583°W / 53.34000; -6.25583
Minister responsible
Department executive
Website dbei.gov.ie

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Irish: An Roinn Gnó, Fiontar agus Nuálaíochta) is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

Departmental team[edit]

Overview[edit]

Department Headquarters, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are at 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. It is one of the most important economic departments in the Irish Government, responsible for the implementation of policy in five key areas:

  • Enterprise, Innovation, Growth
  • Quality Work and Learning
  • Making Markets and Regulation work better
  • Quality, Value and Continuous Improvement
  • the European Union.

A large element of the work of the Department arises from Ireland's membership of a number of international organisations, in particular the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. The Department plays an active role in the development of EU and WTO policies, particularly to ensure that Ireland's interests are protected. The Department is organised into five divisions. They are:

  • Innovation and Investment Division
  • Enterprise and Trade Division
  • Commerce, Consumer and Competition Division
  • Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Division
  • Corporate Services

Bodies and offices associated with the Department[edit]

The department oversees a large number of bodies and agencies. In July 2009 the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes proposed merging the Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency. However, this process remains at an early stage. Until 2010, the Department was responsible for FÁS, which had its responsibilities divided up between two bodies in 2013. Bodies and agencies associated with the Department include:

Statutes[edit]

Statute Effect
1924 Act Established as the Department of Industry and Commerce
S.I. No. 164/1966 Transfer of Labour to the Department of Labour
S.I. No. 295/1977 Transfer of Energy from the Department of Transport and Power
S.I. No. 306/1977 Renamed as the Department of Industry, Commerce and Energy
S.I. No. 8/1980 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of Tourism and Transport
S.I. No. 9/1980 Transfer of Energy to the Department of Energy
S.I. No. 10/1980 Renamed as the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
S.I. No. 288/1981 Transfer of Industry to the Department of Energy
S.I. No. 290/1981 Renamed as the Department of Trade, Commerce and Tourism
S.I. No. 383/1983 Transfer of Industry from the Department of Industry and Energy
S.I. No. 384/1983 Renamed as the Department of Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism
S.I. No. 41/1986 Renamed as the Department of Industry and Commerce
S.I. No. 42/1986 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Fisheries and Forestry
S.I. No. 18/1993 Transfer of Labour from the Department of Labour
S.I. No. 19/1993 Renamed as the Department of Enterprise and Employment
S.I. No. 303/1997 Transfer of Trade from the Department of Tourism and Trade
S.I. No. 305/1997 Renamed as the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
S.I. No. 185/2010 Renamed as the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
S.I. No. 187/2010 Transfer of Skills to the Department of Education and Science
S.I. No. 188/2010 Transfer of Research from the Department of Education and Science
S.I. No. 245/2011 Renamed as the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
S.I. No. 247/2011 Transfer of Trade to the Department of Foreign Affairs
S.I. No. 361/2017 Transfer of Labour to the Department of Social Protection
S.I. No. 364/2017 Renamed as the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Secretary General". Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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