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Meet our Director General


Mr. Pádraig Dalton was appointed to the role of Director General of the Central Statistics Office in May 2012 for a seven year term to 31 May 2019.

Pádraig is a career statistician having joined the CSO in November 1991.Pádraig is a member of the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) which provides professional guidance to the European Statistical System (ESS) for developing, producing and disseminating European Statistics. Pádraig is also Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) High Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services and is an ex-officio member of the National Statistics Board (NSB)

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Who we are



Our mandate

Our mandate is built on the Statistics Act 1993 and on EU Regulation 223/2009 and allows for;

- The collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State,

- The co-ordination of official statistics compiled by public authorities.


Our mission

Provide high quality information, both for evidence-based decision-making and to support accountability.


Our independence

The CSO is an independent Office and the Director General of the CSO has sole responsibility in relation to professional statistical matters.


Our values

Independence, objectivity and integrity are core values

- We ensure absolute adherence to the legal guarantee of confidentiality and all activities comply with statistical and data protection legislation

- We drive innovation throughout all our business and organisational processes

- We are professional, reliable and trusted We have respect for our data providers and are committed to finding new ways to reduce the demands placed on them

- We constantly strive to provide excellent service to our customers

- We value our staff and strive to provide an environment in which staff meet their full potential and flourish at work





Organisation chart


Please have a look at our organisation chart




CSO Offices




Central Statistics Office, Skehard Road, Cork,T12 X00E, Republic of Ireland.

Tel: +353 21 453 5000




Central Statistics Office, Ardee Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 FX52, Republic of Ireland.

Tel: +353 1 498 4000 Central Statistics Office


Swords Business Campus
Balheary Road Swords
Co. Dublin
K67 D2X4 Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353 1 895 1460


International Relations


Ciaran Dooly, International Relations, Central Statistics Office, Skehard Road, Cork, T12 X00E Republic of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)21 453 5126