Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Questions (86)

Ruairí Quinn


142 Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Taoiseach the names, affiliations and addresses of the census advisory group; its term of office; the name of the chairperson; the procedure that was used for their appointment; if any organisations or institutions within the State were asked for nominations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42727/08]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Census Advisory Group consists of the following members.

2011 Census Consultation — Census Advisory Group




Department of An Taoiseach

Mr. Aedan Hall

Assistant Principal, Economic & Social Policy

Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Ms. Susan Scally

Principal, Corporate Co-ordination Division

Department of Education and Science

Ms. Nicola Tickner


Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Mr. Fergus Doyle

HEO, Planning Unit

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Mr. Frank Donohoe

Assistant Principal, Housing Policy Unit

Department of Finance

Ms. Anne Donegan

Assistant Principal, Budget, Economic & Pensions Division

Department of Health and Children

Mr. Hugh Magee

Senior Statistician

Department of Social and Family Affairs

Mr. Paul Morrin

Senior Statistician

Department of Transport

Mr. Ken Jordan


Dublin Transportation Office

Mr. Frank McCabe

Technical Director — Research and Analysis

Economic and Social Research Institute

Dr. Dorothy Watson

Senior Research Officer

Equality Authority

Mr. Laurence Bond

Head of Research

Irish Business and Employers Confederation

Mr. Fergal O’Brien

Senior Economist

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Mr. Conor Farrell

Research Officer — Social Affairs

Local Government Management Services Board

Mr. David O’Connor

County Manager, Fingal County Council

National Disability Authority

Ms. Mary Van Lieshout

Head of Research & Standards Development

Regional Authorities Directors’ Association

Mr. John Byrne

Secretary (Director — Mid-East Regional Authority)


Prof. Tony Fahey

Professor of Social Policy

NUI Maynooth

Prof. Rob Kitchin

Director — National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis

Central Statistics Office

Mr. Gerry Brady

Senior Statistician — Social Statistics Integration

Central Statistics Office

Mr. Dermot Corcoran

Statistician — Census

Central Statistics Office

Ms. Deirdre Cullen

Senior Statistician — Census

Central Statistics Office

Mr. Brian King

Statistician — Census

Central Statistics Office

Mr. Shaun McLaughlin

Statistician — Census

Central Statistics Office

Ms. Catriona Power (Secretary)

HEO — Census

Central Statistics Office

Mr. Aidan Punch (Chair)

Director — Census

Central Statistics Office

Mr. Declan Smyth

Statistician — Census

Nominations were received from the 17 organisations indicated above who were invited to participate in the work of the group. The two university representatives were approached directly. The group has now concluded the first phase of its work in recommending the questions to be included in a pilot study to be carried out in April 2009. The group will reconvene in September 2009 and assist the CSO in making its recommendation to Government in relation to the proposed content of the 2011 census form and the outputs to be produced.