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A Signing Petition for the early release of the 1926 Irish Census!


The Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) has established a signing petition for the earlier release of the 1926 Irish Census which is still scheduled to be opened to the public by the National Archives of Ireland in January of 2027. The current release date is set as a result of the Statistics Act of 1993. CIGO is requesting the earlier release based on the successful earlier releases of the 1901 and 1911 Censuses which were made available in 1961. CIGO hopes that the signing petition to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD and Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan, TD to renew a commitment from the previous government for an early release of the 1926 Census. The 1926 Census would be the first since the establishment of the Republic of Ireland in 1922. For more information on the petition, click on the change.org site: https://www.change.org/p/leo-varadkar-release-the-1926-irish-census



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