Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (1)

Catherine Murphy


1. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach further to Parliamentary Question No. 6 of 23 July 2019, the way in which and-or procedure in which the 1911 census records were released early; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40741/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The 1901 and 1911 censuses were undertaken under British legislation and were not subject to the Statistics Acts of 1926 and 1993. The census records for these years were made available as public records in 1961 via a warrant made by the Minister for Justice under the Public Records (Ireland) Act, 1867.

The National Archives of Ireland established a research partnership with Library and Archives Canada to facilitate the digitisation, indexing and contextualisation of the 1901 and 1911 census records. Further detailed information about the digitisation of the records prior to their release by the National Archives can be found at the following link: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/index.html.