Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Department overview
Formed 17 June 1919
Jurisdiction Ireland
Headquarters 23 Kildare Street,
Dublin 2
53°20′24″N 6°15′21″W / 53.34000°N 6.25583°W / 53.34000; -6.25583
Minister responsible
Department executive

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Irish: An Roinn Post, Fiontar agus Nuálaíochta) is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

Departmental team


Department Headquarters, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are at 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. It is one of the most important economic departments in the Irish Government, responsible for the implementation of policy in five key areas:

A large element of the work of the Department arises from Ireland's membership of a number of international organisations, in particular the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. The Department plays an active role in the development of EU and WTO policies, particularly to ensure that Ireland's interests are protected. The Department is organised into five divisions. They are:

Bodies and offices associated with the Department

The department oversees a large number of bodies and agencies. In July 2009 the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes proposed merging the Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency. However, this process remains at an early stage. As of 2010, the Department is no longer responsible for FÁS, which is in the process of having its responsibilities divided up between two or possibly three bodies. Bodies and agencies associated with the Department include:


The present Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation was established in 2011, however, the department has existed in many forms over the years:


  1. "Secretary General". Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Retrieved 20 February 2013.

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