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Company Registration Office
The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names. The CRO operates under the aegis of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
The mission of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement is to improve the compliance environment for corporate activity in the Irish economy by encouraging adherence to the requirements of the Companies Acts, and bringing to account those who disregard the law.
Courts Service Ireland
The Courts Service was established as an independent corporate organisation on 9th November, 1999 following the enactment of the Courts Service Act, 1998. Their functions are: to manage the courts, to provide support services for the judges, to provide information on the courts system to the public, to provide, manage and maintain court buildings, to provide facilities for users of the courts.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
The basis for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has its origins in the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and is a requirement north and south of the island of Ireland. Their purpose as an independent national human rights and equality institution is to protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland.
The Pensions Authority
The Pensions Authority is a statutory body set up under the Pensions Act, 1990. The Authority regulates occupational pension schemes, trust RACs and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) in Ireland.
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission was formed on 31 October 2014 following the amalgamation of the Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency. On that day the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 came in to force. The Commission has a new dual mandate to enforce competition and consumer protection law and we will build on the work of the legacy organisations to: protect and strengthen competition, empower consumers to make informed decisions and protect them from harmful business practices.
Department of Justice and Equality
They make Ireland a safe and fair place to live and work. Their responsibilities include: the security of the State, the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime, maintaining and promoting fairness and equality, services for the buying and selling of property, managing inward migration to the State, providing a Courts Service, updating our criminal and civil laws, developing the Insolvency Service and various other regulatory services.
The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) aims to secure compliance with employment rights legislation. It was established on an interim basis in February 2007 as an office of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Its main activities include monitoring employment conditions through its Inspection Services. NERA Enforcement and Prosecution Units ensure the compliance and enforcement of employment rights legislation.
Central Statistics Office
The Central Statistics Office was established in 1949 as Ireland's national statistical office. Its status was formalised in legislation with the enactment of the Statistics Act, 1993. The mandate of the CSO, as set out in that Act, is "The collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State". The CSO is also responsible for coordinating the official statistics of other public authorities and for developing the statistical potential of administrative records.
The Law Society of Ireland
The Law Society of Ireland is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors' profession in Ireland. The Law Society exercises statutory functions under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 in relation to the education, admission, enrolment, discipline and regulation of the solicitors' profession. It is the professional body for its solicitor members, to whom it also provides services and support.