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Speech and braille users generally read the page from top to bottom. On most sites, this means hearing a long list of repeated information before reaching the main content on any page. On this web site, the navigation bar is always preceded by a link (invisible to sighted users) labelled "Jump to Content." Select this link to jump to the main content on the page.

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If you require a document in HTML format, please contact Information section by e-mail

at information@cso.ie or by telephone at LoCall 1890 313 414 or +353 (0)21 453 5032.

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