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List of government departments, their agencies and their ministers in Northern Ireland

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List of government departments, their agencies and their ministers in Northern Ireland

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Northern Ireland

A list of Northern Ireland government departments, their agencies and their ministers and related organisations. The devolved government of Northern Ireland (the Northern Ireland Executive) is responsible for most public services in the region but some services are also provided by the United Kingdom Government and cross-border bodies under the North/South Ministerial Council. Public bodies take several forms with some reporting directly to their department (agencies) and others operating having more independence as they advise government (non-departmental public bodies).[1]

Below the regional tier of public bodies, public services are also provided by 26 local authorities, five education and library boards and five health and social care trusts. Others are accountable directly to the European Union.


Northern Ireland Executive

United Kingdom Government

Law officers

Northern Ireland Executive etc.

Local and sub-regional government

Local authorities

Education and library boards

Health and social care trusts

UK Government etc.

The following departments of the United Kingdom government and UK-wide public bodies operate in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Office (NIO)

The NIO is the UK department responsible for Northern Ireland affairs and is led by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who represents Northern Ireland interests at Cabinet level. It is responsible for the following public bodies:

Executive agencies (by department)

Non-departmental public bodies (outside NIO, by department)

Non-ministerial departments (answerable to Parliament)

Other regulators

Defence and security services

Public bodies operating from Great Britain

Several public bodies have a UK-wide remit for reserved and excepted matters in Northern Ireland but operate from Great Britain.

North/South Ministerial Council

The North/South Ministerial Council (NSMC) consists of Northern Ireland Executive and Irish Government ministers, and is designed to encourage co-operation between the two jurisdictions on Ireland. The similar British-Irish Council, which consists of ministers from all countries of the British Isles (also known as Britain and Ireland), has no related public bodies.

NSMC cross-border bodies:

External organisations

Other public bodies

See also


  1. ^ Departments, agencies and NDPBs, Home Civil Service, 15 November 2009
  2. ^ Statement on Northern Ireland devolution, Attorney General's Office, 12 April 2010
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External links

  • NI Direct - Main Portal
  • NI Direct - Contacts
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