The Irish State - State-Sponsored Bodies

There are approximately 100 State-sponsored bodies employing about 75,000 people. They are engaged in a wide range of activities, but the major organisations operate in the following areas:

Other State-sponsored bodies are engaged in the areas of education and research, public administration, fisheries and corporate finance. Within general policy guidelines laid down by the Government, State-sponsored bodies have significant autonomy. Although the Government or an individual Minister usually appoints members to the Boards or Councils of the bodies, they are not subject to detailed Ministerial control over day-to-day matters.

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