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Government departments

Administration of government departments
This document describes how government departments are managed.

Civil Service
The civil service in Ireland are the public officials who advise and assist Government Ministers in running their Departments.

Departments of State
There are 16 Departments of State. Information about each Department and links to their websites.



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