Director General of CSO
Mr. Pádraig Dalton was 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).