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1926 Census - Please sign the petition

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: 1926 Census - Please sign the petition Reply with quote

The Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) have an ongoing campaign to open the Irish Republic's 1926 Census. Access to this valuable resource, the first census taken after the foundation of the State, will prove to be of immense help to those seeking ancestors born in Ireland before the commencement of civil registration in 1864. www.cigo.ie

There are almost 1000 signatures on CIGO's online petition at the moment but many, many, more are required if the campaign is going to be a success. If you haven't already done so, then please sign the petition and then check to see if other sites on which you post have details of the campaign. If they haven't please post a message about the campaign as it needs to be signed by everyone searching for their Irish ancestors. www.petitionspot.com/petitions/1926C
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why isn't this accessible under public information acts?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: 1926 Census - Please sign the petition Reply with quote

Princess Tigerlily wrote:
Why isn't this accessible under public information acts?


That's a good question Cool

The Freedom of Information Act came into effect in Ireland in April, 1998. There's an item in Wikipedia which says that the Act has led to a change in the relationship between citizens, journalists, government departments and public bodies. There are very few restrictions on the information that can be made public. A notable feature is the presumption that anything not restricted by the Act is accessible. In this regard it is a much more liberal Act than the UK Act. Decisions of public bodies in relation to requests for information may be reviewed by the Information Commissioner.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So..... why is there a petition?
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