Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

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

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Department overview
Formed2 April 1919
JurisdictionIreland
HeadquartersThe Custom House,
Dublin, 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

Departmental teamEdit

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

OverviewEdit

 
The Custom House, Dublin, is the departmental headquarters.

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in The Custom House, Dublin 1.

The department is responsible for, among other matters:

HistoryEdit

In the Ministry of Dáil Éireann in the Irish Republic (1919–22), a Ministry of Local Government was established on 2 April 1919.[5] In the Irish Free State, there was a Minister for Local Government as part of the first Executive Council of the Irish Free State established in 1922. The Department of Local Government and Public Health was given a statutory basis by the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924. This act provided it with:[6]

the administration and business generally of public services in connection with local government, public health, relief of the poor, care of the insane (including insane criminals), health insurance, elections to each House of the Oireachtas, elections to local bodies and authorities, registration of voters, maintenance of public roads, and highways, registration of births, deaths and marriages, and vital statistics and all powers, duties and functions connected with the same, and shall include in particular the business, powers, duties and functions of the branches and officers of the public service specified in the Third Part of the Schedule to this Act, and of which Department the head shall be, and shall be styled, an t-Aire Rialtais Aitiúla agus Sláinte Puiblí or (in English) the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.

It also assigned it with the following agencies:[7]

  • The Local Government Board for Ireland, including appeals under the Old Age Pensions Acts.
  • The Inspectors of Lunatic Asylums in Ireland.
  • National Health Insurance Commission.
  • The Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Ireland.
  • Roads Department (formerly Ministry of Transport).
  • Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper so far as concerned with Elections.
  • General Nursing Council and Central Midwives Board.

Over the years the name and functions of the department have changed several times by means of statutory instruments.

Alteration of name and transfer of functionsEdit

Date Effect
2 June 1924 Establishment of the Department of Local Government and Public Health[8]
22 January 1947 Renamed as the Department of Local Government[9]
18 March 1947 Transfer of Health to the Department of Health[10]
10 October 1947 Transfer of Social Welfare to the Department of Social Welfare[11]
17 August 1977 Renamed as the Department of the Environment[12]
22 July 1997 Renamed as the Department of the Environment and Local Government[13]
10 July 2002 Transfer of Heritage from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs[14]
10 June 2003 Renamed as the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government[15]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Heritage to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport[16]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Community from the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs[17]
2 May 2011 Renamed as the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government[18]
22 July 2016 Transfer of Environment to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources[19]
23 July 2016 Renamed as the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government[20]
27 July 2017 Transfer of Community Development to Department of Rural and Community Development[21]
1 August 2017 Renamed as the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government[22]
1 January 2018 Transfer of Ordnance Survey Ireland from the Department of Justice and Equality[23]
1 January 2018 Transfer of the Property Registration Authority from the Department of Justice and Equality[24]
1 January 2018 Transfer of the Valuation Office from the Department of Justice and Equality[25]
1 January 2018 Transfer of Motor Tax to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport[26]
1 June 2018 Transfer of Water Safety to the Department of Rural and Community Development[27]
9 September 2020 Transfer of Heritage from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht[28]
9 September 2020 Transfer of Inland Waterways from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht[29]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Ministers and Ministers of State", Government of Ireland, retrieved 4 August 2020
  2. ^ "Who We Are". Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Government confirms junior minister portfolios". RTÉ News and Current Affairs. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Gov.ie – Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage". gov.ie. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Wednesday, 2 April 1919: NOMINATION OF MINISTRY. - Secretary for Local Government". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924, Section 1: Establishment of the Departments of State". Irish Statute Book. 21 April 1924. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924, Schedule". Irish Statute Book. 21 April 1924. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 (Commencement) Order 1924". Irish Statute Book. 30 May 1924. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Local Government and Public Health (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1947". Irish Statute Book. 21 January 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Health (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1947". Irish Statute Book. 11 March 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Social Welfare (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 1947". Irish Statute Book. 15 October 1947. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1977". Irish Statute Book. 16 August 1977. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Environment (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 22 July 1997. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 10 July 2002. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Environment and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2003". Irish Statute Book. 10 June 2003. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Community Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016". Irish Statute Book. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Environment, Community and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2016". Irish Statute Book. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Community Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Ordnance Survey Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  24. ^ "Property Registration Authority (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  25. ^ "Valuation Office and Valuation Tribunal (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  26. ^ "Motor Tax (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  27. ^ "Community Development (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2018". Irish Statute Book. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  28. ^ "Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  29. ^ "Inland Waterways and Waterways Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.