Bord na gCon is a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry. Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Bord na gCon is subject to the Code of Corporate Governance for State Bodies. The Board has appointed an Audit and Risk Committee as required by the Code. The accounts of Bord na gCon are audited on an annual basis by the Comptroller and Auditor General.
The management of operations within Bord na gCon is a matter for the Board and Executive.