Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Census of Population.

Wednesday, 27 January 1988

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 377 No. 1

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Mr. D. O'Malley: Information on Desmond J. O'Malley  Zoom on Desmond J. O'Malley  asked the Taoiseach when the Central Statistics Office will publish the detailed figures for the Census of Population 1986, including the figures for district electoral divisions.

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. V. Brady): Information on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn  Zoom on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn  Final 1986 census of population results for the State as a whole classified by age, marital status and household composition and giving totals for each county were published in November 1987.

Detailed final 1986 census results incorporating figures for district electoral divisions, wards, towns, etc., have been published on a county-by-county basis since July 1987 in a series of local population reports. To date 26 reports have been published for counties and county boroughs. Five reports remain to be published for County Donegal, Cork County Borough, County Cork, Dublin County Borough and County Dublin and these are expected at the rate of one per week between now and end-February.

Mr. D. O'Malley: Information on Desmond J. O'Malley  Zoom on Desmond J. O'Malley  Is there sufficient information published to enable a revision of the Dáil constituencies to be considered?

Mr. V. Brady: Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  As I have indicated, we are still awaiting the five reports. With regard to the revision of Dáil constituencies, that is a matter for the Minister for the Environment.

Mr. D. O'Malley: Information on Desmond J. O'Malley  Zoom on Desmond J. O'Malley  Does the Minister anticipate that five weeks from now when the final one of these reports has been received, this work will then commence?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  This question deals with the appropriate figures for the census of population.

Mr. D. O'Malley: Information on Desmond J. O'Malley  Zoom on Desmond J. O'Malley  The Taoiseach has an inordinate interest in how this will be answered. He is standing beside the unfortunate Minister of State, almost ready to strike him down.

[25]Mr. V. Brady: Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  I would like to remind Deputy O'Malley that that is a separate question and he should put it down to the Minister for the Environment.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Perhaps I should explain that I was trying to ascertain the depth of Deputy O'Malley's anxiety about this matter.

Mr. Griffin: Information on Brendan Griffin  Zoom on Brendan Griffin  Before the Taoiseach leaves the House may I inquire why a question which I tabled to him for oral answer today has been transferred to the Minister for Foreign Affairs? It is a totally non-contentious question which reads as follows: To ask the Taoiseach——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Deputy Griffin, please. The Deputy knows how anxious I would be to facilitate him but not in this fashion. The Deputy is out of order.

Mr. Griffin: Information on Brendan Griffin  Zoom on Brendan Griffin  To ask the Taoiseach if it will——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I am sorry the Deputy is continuing in this fashion. He is completely out of order. No. 17.


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