When is a charity not a nonprofit?

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In our 2018 nonprofit sector analysis report (p29), we flagged the fact that there are public bodies which we don’t include in the Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits, even though they are currently listed on the Public Register of Charities.

These were deemed to be charities when the provisions of the Charities Act 2009 were commenced in October 2014, because they had previously been granted charitable tax relief by Revenue. However the fact that they are public bodies means they cannot be considered autonomous of Government.

Name CRA number
Arts Council 20007386
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board 20083304
Chester Beatty Library 20009571
Citizen Information Board 20048020
City of Dublin Education and Training Board 20083236
Commissioners of Irish Lights. 20002794
Cork Education and Training Board 20083274
Crawford Art Gallery Cork 20072926
The Discovery Programme: Centre For Archaeology And Innovation Ireland 20036973
Donegal Education and Training Board 20083441
Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board 20083526
Leargas – The Exchange Bureau 20020330
Gaisce – Gradam An Uachtarain – The President’S Award 20020903
Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board 20083427
Health Service Executive 20059064
Heritage Council 20036867
Irish Blood Transfusion Service 20006280
The Irish Heritage Trust Company Limited By Guarantee 20061609
The Irish Manuscripts Commission 20063559
Irish Museum Of Modern Art Company 20012793
Irish Water Safety Association 20058364
Kerry Education and Training Board 20083243
Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board 20083465
Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board 20083434
Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board 20083380
Legal Aid Board 20012489
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board 20083830
Longford and Westmeath ETB 20083762
Louth and Meath Education and Training Board 20083458
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board 20083472
National Digital Research Centre 20066208
POBAL 20029609
Teagasc Head Office 20022754
Tipperary Education and Training Board 20083595
Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board 20083281

For a definition of what is meant by a public body, and the current full list of these, go to the Register of Public Sector Bodies (including General Government Bodies) in Ireland on the website of the Central Statistics Office, updated April 2018.