Central Statistics Office Ireland
The purpose of the Central Statistics Office is "the collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State." The Office exists primarily to meet the needs of Government for quality statistical information which is a vital input to the formation, implementation and monitoring of policy and programmes at national, regional and local levels in a rapidly changing economic and social environment. It also serves the needs of the wider national and international community (i.e. business, EU, international organisations, media, researchers, and the public generally) for impartial and relevant information on social and economic conditions. Particular attention is paid to the specialist needs of business and the research/academic community for more detailed and focused data. For older statistics about Ireland see Statistical Bulletin, Remote Storage, HA 1141 .I7 and the Older, Paper Sources section of this guide.
ESRI produces peer reviewed research in books, papers, journal articles, presentations, and reports that contribute to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland. They publish Medium Term Review which is in Remote Storage at HC 10 .E335, from 1991-. Key features of the research are its strong empirical base, its policy focus and its coverage of many of the major areas of relevance to current policy issues in Ireland and the European Union.
Holds a unique place in the study of the Irish economy and Irish society. Since its foundation in the autumn of 1847 the Society has analysed the major changes that have taken place in population, employment, legal and administrative systems and social services No other single source provides such a comprehensive picture of social change over such a long period'. - from "The Spirit of Earnest Inquiry" by Mary E. Daly, 1997. We have some paper volumes in Remote Storage at HN 384 .S75.