Sponsor: Steve MacFeely, Director of Business Statistics & Innovation, Central Statistics Office
Chairman: Richard McMahon, Senior Statistician, Short Term Statistics, Central Statistics Office
Secretary: Barra Casey, Statistician, Structural Business Statistics, Central Statistics Office
The Enterprise Statistics Liaison Group was established in October 2010 with the broad aim of improving communications with our key stakeholders, both users and data respondents. The group will play an important role in helping to set national priorities for business and enterprise statistics.
Richard McMahon (chair) - Central Statistics Office
Steve MacFeely - Central Statistics Office
Geraldine Anderson - Irish Business & Employers Confederation
Jonathan Healy - Forfas
Gerard Monks - Dept. Enterprise, Trade & Innovation
Adrian O'Donoghue - BMW Regional Assembly
Avine McNally - Small Firms Association
Dr. Stephanie Haller - UCD (Joined 2011)
Helen Dixon - Companies Registration Office (Joined 2011)
Sean Murphy - Chamber Ireland (Joined 2011)
Elish Kelly - ESRI (Joined 2012)
Conor O'Toole - ESRI (Joined 2012)
Keith McSweeney - CSO (Joined 2012)
Gerard Kiely - Irish Small & Medium Sized Enterprises Association (Joined 2012)
Siobhan Bradley - Chambers Ireland (Joined 2012)
Edel Bergin, ESRI (2010 - 2011)
Joe Madden - CSO (2010 - 2011)
Jim Curran - Irish Small & Medium Sized Enterprises Association (2010 - 2011)
Alma Murnane - Chambers Ireland (2010)
The Enterprise Statistics Group will play an important role in assessing the needs and priorities of key national users of business and enterprise statistics. The group will also facilitate the effective exchange of information on all areas of business and enterprise statistics between the main data providers, compilers and users of these statistics.
The role of the Group shall be to:
- Advise on the business and enterprise statistics required to support national and regional policy needs;
- Ensure effective communication of national and international statistical requirements arising from national and international demands;
- Examine and make recommendations on all aspects of business and enterprise statistical outputs, such as timeliness, relevancy, consistency, formats, future plans etc;
- Promote and share best practice in the compilation of business and enterprise statistics;
- Investigate alternative sources for business and enterprise statistics, in particular with a view to reducing costs and burden;
- Provide and share information on progress regarding all business and enterprise surveys/data projects and other relevant issues relating to business and enterprise statistics;
- Consider other statistical and measurement issues as necessary.
Membership and Organisation
The CSO will be responsible for organising meetings and chairing the Group.
The agenda will be open and all members of the group are invited to suggest items for discussion and contribute papers, presentations or other research. Membership of the Group may be extended (permanently or temporarily) if necessary, depending on the subject being discussed, to include other representatives or organisations.
Frequency of meetings
The Enterprise Statistics Group shall meet once each year. More frequent meetings may be held if the need arises.