New Director General of CSO
Mr. Pádraig Dalton has been appointed as Director General of the Central Statistics Office, following the retirement of Gerry O'Hanlon at the end of May 2012.
Mr. Dalton is a career Statistician, with 21 years experience in the Central Statistics Office and Irish Statistical System. His appointment as Director General is for a seven year term to 31 May 2019.
Under Section 12(1) of the Statistics Act, 1993, the Director General of the Central Statistics Office is appointed by the President, on the nomination of the Taoiseach. Mr. Dalton was nominated for the post following an open competition conducted by the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC).
Looking forward to the challenges of the job, Mr. Dalton said: "we must strive to deliver our role of collection, compilation and dissemination of independent and objective official statistics in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. Independence and objectivity are the core values of the CSO that ensure public trust in official statistics, and we must continue to adhere to them.
The dedication, commitment and adaptability of the staff of the CSO will be key to the overall achievement of our corporate objectives over the next seven years."