State Agencies of the Republic of Ireland

State Agencies or Non-Commercial State Agencies in Ireland are public sector bodies of the state that have a statutory obligation to perform specific tasks on behalf of the Government of Ireland. Such agencies are considered "arm's length" bodies as they are largely isolated from the workings of central government. The state agencies are distinct and separate from the civil service. As of Q3, 2016 approximately 12,616 public sector workers are employed in NCSAs.[1]

Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth

Department of Education

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment

Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science

Department of Health

Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Department of Justice

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform

Department of Rural and Community Development

Department of Social Protection

Department of the Taoiseach

Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

Department of Transport

Office of the Attorney General


  1. "PER Databank". Dept. of Public Expenditure and Reform. Retrieved 8 January 2017.