Government and Politics

Internationally 'agencies' have gained increasing importance as organisations which carry out public governance functions. This had led to the consideration of the extent to which agency numbers have grown in Ireland. What is their importance? And how are they governed? This report provides a comprehensive description of agencies in Ireland. It outlines their current numbers, and looks at their role, function, corporate governance and accountability relationships. Key issues for the future governance of Irish agencies fare also identified.

The Corporate Governance of Agencies in Ireland: Non-commercial National Agencies

Internationally 'agencies' have gained increasing importance as organisations which carry out public governance functions. This had led to the consideration of the extent to which agency numbers have grown in Ireland. What is their importance? And how are they governed? This report provides a comprehensive description of agencies in Ireland. It outlines their current numbers, and looks at their role, function, corporate governance and accountability relationships. Key issues for the future governance of Irish agencies fare also identified.

By: Anne-Marie McGauran, Koen Verhoest, Peter C. Humph ISBN: 1-904541-30-5

Published: Wednesday 09, November 2005. 280 Pages


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