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    The civil service,charities and voluntary associations used to do a lot of the work taken over by quangos.Many quangos perform one off tasks or tasks that need only be done intermittently. That suggests there is no need for those to go on year after year with annual budgets in the millions,so the government should be abolishing them or consolidating their functions. But the problem for the government is that quangos mean lots of jobs for the boys,a favourite constituency of Bertie.

    A list of over 170 quangos is set out below.Given the need for spending cuts in the coming mini-budget,which ones would you like to see consolidated into groups or abolished outright?

    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Sea Fisheries Protection Authority 2007
    Arts, Sport and Tourism National Sports Campus Development Authority 2007
    Communications, Energy & Natural
    Resources
    National Oil Reserves Agency 2007
    TG4 2007
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment High Level Group on Business Regulation 2007
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment National Consumer Agency 2007
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment National Employment Rights Authority 2007
    Limerick Northside Regeneration Agency 2007
    Environment, Heritage and Local
    Government
    Health and Children Children Acts Advisory Board 2007
    Health and Children Health & Social Care Professionals Council 2007
    Health and Children HIQA 2007
    Health and Children National Cancer Screening Services Board 2007
    Health and Children National Paediatric Hospital Development Board 2007
    Transport and the Marine Railway Safety Advisory Council 2007
    Foreign Affairs Hunger Task Force 2007
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Abbey Theatre (Amharclann na Mainistreach) 2006
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Crawford Gallery Cork 2006
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Fáilte Ireland (National Tourism Development Authority) Community, Rural and Gaeltacht 2006
    Dormant Accounts Board 2006
    Communications, Energy & Natural resources 2006
    Eirgrid 2006
    Education and Sciences Education Finance Board 2006
    Education and Sciences Grangegorman Development Agency 2006
    Education and Sciences The Teaching Council 2006
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment IAASA 2006
    Health and Children Health Repayment Scheme Appeals Office 2006
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Local Registration of Deeds and Title Rules Committee Justice, Equality and Law Reform Private Security Appeals Board 2006
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission 2006
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Garda Siochana Inspectorate 2006
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Mental Health Criminal Law Review Board 2006
    Transport and the Marine Railway Safety Commission 2006
    Transport and the Marine Integrated Ticketing Project Board 2006
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Property Registration Authority 2006
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Culture Ireland 2005
    Arts, Sport and Tourism National Museum of Ireland 2005
    Community, Rural and Gaeltacht 2006
    Pobal 2005
    Western Development Commission 2005
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Small Business Forum - Implementation Group 2005
    Environment, Heritage and Local Governm,ent 2005
    Affordable Homes Partnership 2005
    Health and Children Health Service Executive 2005
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform National Property Services Regulatory Authority 2005
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime 2005
    Comhairle na Tuaithe 2004
    Oifig Choimisinéir na d'Teangacha Oifigiúla 2004
    Fóram na Gaeilge 2004
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Personal Injuries Assessment Board 2004
    Environment, Heritage and Local Government
    Private Residential Tenancies Board 2004
    Health and Children National Haemophilia Council 2004
    Health and Children National Treatment Purchase Fund 2004
    Health and Children Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health 2004
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Private Security Authority 2004
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Independent Monitoring Commission 2004
    Finance Credit Union Advisory Committee 2004
    Finance Outside Appointments Board 2004
    Finance Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal 2004
    Finance Financial Services Ombudsman Council 2004
    Finance Financial Services Consultative Consumer Panel 2004
    Finance Financial Services Consultative Industry Panel 2004
    Transport and the Marine Commission for Taxi Regulation 2004
    Transport and the Marine Dublin Airport Authority 2004
    Transport and the Marine Shannon Airport Authority 2004
    Transport and the Marine Cork Airport Authority 2004
    Regional Drugs Taskforces (10) 2003
    Communications, Energy & Natural resources 2006
    Digital Hub Development Agency 2003
    Defence Civil Defence Board 2003
    Education and Sciences National Council for Special Education 2003
    Education and Sciences State Examinations Commission 2003
    Foreign Affairs Development Education Advisory Committee 2003
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Remembrance Commission 2003
    Finance Decentralisation Implementation Group 2003
    Finance National Development Finance Agency 2003
    Finance Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland 2003
    Finance Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority 2003
    Social and Family Affairs Family Support Agency 2003
    Transport and the Marine Advisory Council to the Commission for Taxi Regulation 2003
    Social and Family Affairs Office of the Pensions Ombudsman 2003
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Consumer Liaison Panel 2002
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council 2002
    Communications, Energy & Natural 2002
    Commission for Communications Regulation 2002
    Communications, Energy & Natural resources 2002
    Sustainable Energy Ireland 2002
    Education and Sciences National Education Welfare Board 2002
    Education and Sciences National Adult Learning Council 2002
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Irish Council for Bioethics 2002
    Foreign Affairs Advisory Board for Irish Aid 2002
    Health and Children Mental Health Commission 2002
    Health and Children Office for Tobacco Control 2002
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Office of the Inspector of Prisons 2002
    Finance Ordnance Survey Ireland 2002
    Finance State Claims Agency Policy Committee 2002
    Transport and the Marine The Marine Casualty Investigation Board 2002
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food RELAY 2001
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Horse Racing Ireland 2001
    National Monitoring Committee Overseeing the Operation of repid programme 2001
    Education and Sciences Further Education and Training Awards Council 2001
    Education and Sciences Higher Education and Training Awards Council 2001
    Education and Sciences Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and technology Education and Sciences National Qualifications Authority of Ireland 2001
    Education and Sciences National Youth Work Advisory Council 2001
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Competition Law Review Group 2001
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Office of the Directors Corporate Enforcement 2001
    Taoiseach National Economic and Social Development Office 2001
    Taoiseach National Centre for Partnership and Performance 2001
    Taoiseach Ireland Newfoundland Partnership Board 2001
    Taoiseach National Forum on Europe 2001
    Health and Children Crisis Pregnancy Agency 2001
    Health and Children Dental Council 2001
    Health and Children Health Insurance Authority 2001
    Health and Children National Children's Advisory Council 2001
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Parole Board 2001
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Midlands Prison Visiting Committee 2001
    Finance Committee for Performance Awards 2001
    Finance National Pensions Reserve Commission 2001
    Transport and the Marine Railway Procurement Agency 2001
    Transport and the Marine Commission for Aviation Regulation 2001
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Tourism Ireland (North/South Body) 2000
    National Advisory Committee on Drugs 2000
    National Salmon Commission 2000
    Education and Sciences Irish Research Council for the Humanities and social sciences 2000
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Advisory Science Council 2000
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment National Framework Committee for Work/Life Balance Enterprise, Trade and Employment Science Foundation Ireland 2000
    Health and Children Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council 2000
    Health and Children Food Safety Consultative Council 2000
    Health and Children Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority 2000
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform National Disability Authority 2000
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Internet Advisory Board 2000
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner 2000
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Refugee Appeals Tribunal 2000
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Cloverhill Prison Visiting Committee 2000
    Finance Public Services Benchmarking Body 2000
    Social and Family Affairs Citizens Information Board 2000
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Irish Sports Council 1999
    Bord o Ulstér-Scotch 1999
    Foras na Gaeilge 1999
    Waterways Ireland 1999
    Commission for Energy Regulation 1999
    Communications, Energy & Natural Resources 1999
    Mining Board 1999
    Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission 1999
    Education and Sciences Integrated Ireland Language and Training Ltd 1999
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment InterTrade Ireland 1999
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Skillsnet Limited 1999
    Comhar Sustainable Development Council 1999
    Environment, Heritage and Local Government 1999
    Irish Water Safety 1999
    National Traveller Accommodation Committee 1999
    Health and Children Food Safety Authority of Ireland 1999
    Health and Children Food Safety Promotion Board 1999
    Health and Children Institute of Public Health 1999
    Health and Children National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery 1999
    Health and Children St Luke's Hospital Board 1999
    Health and Children National Childcare Coordinating Committee 1999
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Equality Authority 1999
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Independent Monitoring Committee for Refugee Legal Services 1999
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Courts Services 1999
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains 1999
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform Prisons Authority Interim Board 1999
    Justice, Equality and Law Reform National Crime Council 1999
    Finance Special EU Programmes Body 1999
    Finance Civil Service Arbitration Board 1999
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Aquaculture Licences Appeals 1998
    Arts, Sport and Tourism Council of National Cultural Institutions 1998
    Education and Sciences Tipperary Institute 1998
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment Enterprise Ireland 1998
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    Is the Irish Sports Council a quango and what exactly does it do or what is its purpose??

    I'd like to see the lot of them abolished to be honest...clearly they are places where political opponents or malcontents can be bought off...

    I particularly hate the do-gooder quangos, ie quangos that tell the government we aren't allowing in enough immigrants into the country and we should do more to encourage people to come here, this at a time when 350,000 Irish people cannot get a job.

    I am cetain 3 full time civil servants would be enough to do the work of each of these quangos if they were abolished.

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    i agree - ninety percent of the work they do should be carried out civil servants. the only reason their not is coz the government doesn't want to have to be directly involved with the mess if they feck up.

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    It would be nice to get some idea of their costs, so we could get an idea of which ones were best value, or would give most savings.

    Otherwise thanks for posting the list, but I've no idea what most of them do. And that doesn't mean they don't do good work, so haven't a clue, sorry

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    Many I would imagine were created to put another layer between the goverment and the people.
    Quiet a large number were created when throwing money at problems rather than dealing with the root cause was the fashion.
    Get rid of all of them .
    There are plenty of public servants there to fill the positions and the responsibilities.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    Everyone of these sound like they can be dealt within a states department.
    There will be some exceptions but the majority are doubling up much like the existence of a full department of health and HSE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    . . . charities and voluntary associations used to do a lot of the work taken over by quangos.
    Charities and voluntary organisations are more effective than quangos, the more money donated to them has more chance of going direct to the cause than to a bureaucrat. And also people can put more or less towards the causes they feel is most/least deserving, rather than decisions being made for political purposes.

    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    But the problem for the government is that quangos mean lots of jobs for the boys . . .
    That's it in a nutshell. That's the problem with reforming/abolishing these quangos. Nobody wants to slay the golden goose.

    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    Given the need for spending cuts in the coming mini-budget,which ones would you like to see consolidated into groups or abolished outright?
    I would abolish them all. Every last one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islands View Post
    It would be nice to get some idea of their costs, so we could get an idea of which ones were best value, or would give most savings.

    Otherwise thanks for posting the list, but I've no idea what most of them do. And that doesn't mean they don't do good work, so haven't a clue, sorry

    Try a Google search.

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    Communications, Energy & Natural resources 2006
    Digital Hub Development Agency 2003
    Cut that quango, and I'll have to shoot you. Its a profit making quango. Now thats a good quango.

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    I would abolish 90% of them,Dept of Finance policy for the last no. of years was to outsource as much of government as possible,now we have the results of it. Thousands of jobs for the boys,achieving little or nothing,responsible to nobody and costing a bloody fortune.

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