Tuesday 12 December 2017

Unfair criticism of our enumerators

ALAN Gallagher (Letters, March 12) claims that people employed by the CSO as enumerators are mainly made up of former bankers, ex-teachers, ex-gardai, ex-civil servants and well-heeled pensioners who are looking to "top up their pensions".

Obtaining this information would require a Freedom of Information request to be submitted to the CSO. The people who have been employed by the CSO are 'third parties' and I believe their written consent would be required before information relating to their working history was released.

To suggest that the enumerator who calls to the door is possibly a former banker is not only far-fetched but also irresponsible when one considers the contempt the public harbours for bankers.

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