Which quangos would you cull from the list of 170+ ?

patslatt

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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.
 

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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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. . . 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.

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.

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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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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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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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.
I wonder what teflon entity directed them to do that?
 

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I'd like to start with the dental quangos, of which I wrote a critique last year. Like most things medical, they cost the taxpayer a fortune, and they cost a lot of people their health!

A related outfit is the Dental Health Foundation, which is not in the above quango list. It is a pseudo-charity, but 99% funded by Mary Harney's department. It is little more than a fluoride-promotion body (but a very expensive one) and should be abolished forthwith.

Are there other dodgy "charities" like that -- depending on the taxpayer for their existence?
 

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lets start with Celia Larkin's gravy train.
 

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Get rid of all of them, every last one of them. We can't have a giant welfare program on the go for wasters with connections in these "recessionary times".
 

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I am amazed everyone seems to attack the quangos, hopefully after this has been sorted out the next thing that needs to be looked at is all the various NGO's that receive government funding, many which would not exist without this funding, and there is the funding of very similare services, if they seriously looked at this there could be another few million saved each year.
 

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Try a Google search.
Patslatt - a google search is not going to give you costs and benefits for each one!

Unless you've got some kind of amazing, management accounting cost-saving version of google? Called Froogle, maybe? :cool:
 

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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.
How would those nice people survive if they weren't on 60k a year in the Commitee for refugee services etc. They would have to compete in the real world, or at least in D4/D6. The do gooder ones, genuinely believe they are doing the right thing, but they are so aloof from ordinary life, that they will not even realise that there are that many unemployed. Indeed, the stock answer will be that it is better to be unempoyed here than, suffering oppression in Nigeria etc Ad Nausem.

While on the topic, who funds organisations like the Immigration council of Ireland. Do they receive Govt. funding.
 

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Patslatt - a google search is not going to give you costs and benefits for each one!

Unless you've got some kind of amazing, management accounting cost-saving version of google? Called Froogle, maybe? :cool:
The quango websites have public relations information that you could examine sceptically.
 


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