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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
Public Service Management Act 1997




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Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government logo  Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government





Housing - To drive the Government’s policy on housing in accordance with Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness

Planning - in particular ensuring that the appropriate strategic policy and legislative planning framework is in place to promote sustainable economic growth and balanced regional development, e.g. through development of a new long-term National Planning Framework

Community - Community related programmes such as the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the RAPID programme, the role of Public Participation Networks, Local Community Development Committees and Local Economic and Community Plans, the public library service, dog control and dog breeding establishments

Local Government - policies related to the development and reform agenda for the local government sector, including in relation to organisational and structural matters and the provision of oversight and governance commercial rates, as well as staff sanctioning and related HR and IR processes.

Water - Water Sector Policy, including the governance and funding of Irish Water and the Ervia Group, the oversight of the Group Water sector and the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Met Éireann - Ireland's National Meteorological Service is the leading provider of weather information and related services in the State. Its mission is to monitor, analyse and predict Ireland's weather and climate and to provide a range of high quality meteorological and related information to the public and to specific customers in, for example, the aviation and agricultural sectors. As a scientific and technical organisation, it strives to utilise the latest technological and scientific advances in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of its forecasts.

Corporate and Business Support - the Franchise function; the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management; Local Government Finance, including Local Property Tax, Motor Tax policy and the financial system within which local authorities operate

Further details at www.housing.gov.ie