Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

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Department of
Transport, Tourism and Sport
Department overview
Formed 27 July 1959
Jurisdiction Ireland
Headquarters Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60
53°20′30″N 6°15′18″W / 53.34167°N 6.25500°W / 53.34167; -6.25500
Minister responsible
Department executive
Website dttas.ie

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Irish: An Roinn Iompair, Turasóireachta agus Spóirt) is a department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for transport policy and overseeing transport services and infrastructure. The department is led by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport who is assisted by one Minister of State.

Departmental team[edit]

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60.[1] It also has offices in Killarney and Loughrea.[2] The departmental team consists of the following:

Affiliated bodies[edit]

State Agencies[edit]

Among the State Agencies that report to, are appointed by the Minister, or are otherwise affiliated to the department are:

State-sponsored bodies[edit]

Among the state-sponsored bodies sponsored by the Minister are:

History[edit]

The department was first created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1959 with Erskine H. Childers as its first minister. Over the years its name and functions have changed, with a discontinuity in 1987.

Statute Effect
1959 Act Establishment of the Department of Transport and Power
S.I. No. 295/1977 Transfer of Energy to the Department of Industry and Commerce
S.I. No. 305/1977 Renamed as the Department of Tourism and Transport
S.I. No. 8/1980 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
S.I. No. 11/1980 Renamed as the Department of Transport
1983 Act Department abolished

In 1987, at the formation of the 20th government, the Department of Transport was abolished, in accordance with section 14 of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1983. At the same time, the Department of the Public Service, which had been established by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1973, was renamed as the Department of Tourism and Transport, and the substantive functions of the Department of the Public Service were transferred to the Department of Finance; therefore, the current Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is formally a successor to the Department of the Public Service established in 1973.

Statute Effect
1973 Act Establishment of the Department of the Public Service
S.I. No. 294/1973 Transfer of Public Service from the Department of Finance
S.I. No. 81/1987 Transfer of Public Service to the Department of Finance
S.I. No. 83/1987 Renamed as the Department of Tourism and Transport
S.I. No. 95/1987 Transfer of Tourism from the Department of the Marine
S.I. No. 25/1991 Renamed as the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications
S.I. No. 26/1991 Transfer of Communications from the Department of Communications
S.I. No. 15/1993 Transfer of Tourism to the Department of Energy
S.I. No. 12/1993 Transfer of Energy from the Department of Energy
S.I. No. 17/1993 Renamed as the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications
S.I. No. 299/1997 Renamed as the Department of Public Enterprise
S.I. No. 314/1997 Transfer of Mining to the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources
S.I. No. 298/2002 Transfer of Roads from the Department of the Environment and Local Government
S.I. No. 300/2002 Transfer of Communications and Energy to the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources
S.I. No. 305/2002 Renamed as the Department of Transport
S.I. No. 140/2011 Transfer of Tourism and Sport from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport
S.I. No. 141/2011 Renamed as the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where to find us". Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Where to find us." (Archive) Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2016. It also says: "Our main office is located at the following address: Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60"
  3. ^ "The Management Board". Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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