Thursday, October 7, 2010

In the works: An Irish Government Bill to allow release of the 1926 Irish Census


Hello Everyone,

Those of us interested in Irish Genealogy will be happy to know that a government Bill is in the works with respect to the release of the 1926 Census, the first census of the 'new' Ireland, the Irish Free State.

The Genealogical Society of Ireland has confirmed that the Statistics (Heritage Amendment) Bill, 2010, the Society's Bill to have the 1926 Census of Ireland released, is published and awaiting introduction at Second Stage in Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (the legislative branch of Irish parliament).

The Bill is sponsored by Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú (Fianna Fáil Party) and has the support of many senators on both sides of the House.

If you would like to view a copy of the Bill visit: http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2010/3610/b3610s.pdf

Keep your fingers, and toes, crossed for passage of this Bill.

Cheers!
Jennifer

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