On 30th May 2017 the Government of Ireland adopted the Commitment on Confidence in Statistics, thus fulfilling obligations set out in Regulation (EU) 2015/759 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics.
The Commitment on Confidence approved by the Government is a further declaration of support for the existing laws and for those policies and practices instigated by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to meet its obligations under the European Statistics Code of Practice.
The Statistics Act 1993 and EU Regulation No. 223/2009 on European Statistics are the primary legal instruments which allow the Director General of the Central Statistics Office to carry out their duties. In particular, the Statistics Act 1993 makes the CSO independent of Government and responsible for statistical methods and policies. The CSO’s independence and compliance with the Code of Practice provides an assurance to the citizen that these duties are being carried out to the highest standards.
For further information on Commitments on Confidence in Statistics see the following link.