15. D’fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Taoiseach cén fáth nach bhfuil bogearraí ríomhaireachta OCR, atá in ann bun-siombail aibítir na Gaeilge, an fada, a aithint, ag an bPríomh-Oifig Staidrimh; agus an ndéanfaidh sé cinnte de go mbeidh a leithéid acu gan mhoill chun go gcomhlíonadh siad a mbun-dualgais ina n-iomláine go cruinn, go háirithe maidir leis an Teanga Náisiúnta. (Question 17814/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - Seirbhísí agus Tacaíochtaí Gaeilge)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh) (Deputy Joe McHugh): Bhain an CSO leas as bogearraí Aithint Optúil Carachtar (OCR) mar chuid den oibríocht próiseála i nDaonáireamh 2016. 
Nuair a bhí na ceistiúcháin daonáirimh bailithe ón bpobal ag an bhfoireann allamuigh, cuireadh ar ais chuig an CSO iad agus scanadh iad. Is ionann na ceistiúcháin scanta go bunúsach is grianghraf de na freagraí lámhscríofa agus déanann siad taifeadadh go cruinn ar phríomhcharachtair na...

120. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the CSO was misrecording personal details when inputting census returns, in particular surnames and personal names which contained fadas; if such practices will cease; and the steps he will take to correct the recorded data to date. (Question 15800/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Central Statistics Office Administration)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh) (Deputy Joe McHugh): CSO collects first names and surnames on census questionnaires to ensure that the full population is counted on the night of the census and to assist census enumerators in checking that all relevant questions have been answered on the census forms.
It is incorrect to assert that CSO misrecorded personal details in processing the census returns. CSO accurately records an image of every census questionnai...

121. D’fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Taoiseach an raibh sé ar an eolas go raibh foireann de chuid na Príomh-Oifige Staidrimh ag ionchur sonraí pearsanta sa Daonáireamh is déanaí go mícheart trí shíntí fada a fhágáil ar lár; an aontaíonn sé go bhfuil an cleachtas seo i gcoinne na Gaeilge agus teangacha eile ina n-úsáidtear síntí fada nó siombailí eile i litriú a n-ainmneacha pearsanta agus a sloinnte; an eiseoidh sé treoir go bhfuil sé seo mídhleathach agus ag teacht salach ar ról na foirne maidir le taifead beacht ar shonraí Dhaonáireamh 2016 a stóráil; agus an ndéanfaidh sé an cheist a phlé. (Question 15801/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Seirbhísí trí Ghaeilge)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): Bailíonn an Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh túsainmneacha agus sloinnte ar cheistneoirí daonáirimh chun a chinntiú go ndéantar an daonra iomlán a chomhaireamh ar oíche an daonáirimh agus chun cabhrú le háiritheoirí daonáirimh le linn dóibh deimhin a dhéanamh de gur freagraíodh gach ceist ar na foirmeacha daonáirimh.
Tá sé mícheart a rá go ndearna an Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh míthaifeadadh ar mhionsonraí pearsanta le linn tuairisceái...

87. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach the number of annual subscriptions to external membership bodies and groups his Department has, including the cost and details. (Question 46777/15 asked on 19 Jan 2016 - Departmental Expenditure)

The Taoiseach: The number of annual subscriptions to external membership bodies and groups held by my Department are detailed in the table below
 Number of subscriptions External membership body Total cost per body (€) for 2015 2 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Membership (CIPD) 430 1 Institute of International and European Affairs 7,000 1 Irish Centre for European Law 395 1 Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland 200 1 Irish Computer Society 115 ...

88. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach the number of annual subscriptions to newspapers or magazines his Department has, including the cost and details. (Question 46778/15 asked on 19 Jan 2016 - Departmental Expenditure)

The Taoiseach: My Department has eleven annual subscriptions to newspapers/magazines at a total cost of €8,312.86 Details of the Department’s annual subscriptions are as follows:
 Newspaper/Magazine/Online Subscription Annual Cost Journal of the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland €200.00 European Voice €199.75 Data Protection Ireland Journal €355.00 Economist (print and online service) €1,882.60 Eurointelligence (online service) €875.00 Industrial Relations News...

89. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach the annual cost to his Department of advertisements placed on its behalf in newspapers, magazines, television and radio and social media. (Question 46779/15 asked on 19 Jan 2016 - Departmental Advertising Expenditure)

The Taoiseach: The total expenditure by my Department on advertisements in 2015 amounted to €57,906.
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144. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach the number of companies operating here that have 100 employees or more. (Question 47787/12 asked on 06 Nov 2012 - Job Statistics)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Paul Kehoe) (Deputy Paul Kehoe): The latest year for which the information requested is available is 2010. In that year there were 1,268 enterprises operating in Ireland that had 100 or more persons engaged. Of these, 1,033 were limited companies and 235 were other legal forms of ownership.
These figures are based on the CSO’s Central Business Register and the following definitions apply:
1. Persons engaged include employees, proprie...