Legal basis: Statistics Act 1993, ss. 8, 18 and 19
Maximum Number of Positions: 8
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (2), Male (6)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (25%), Male (75%)
Notes: The Board shall consist of: five persons of proven ability and experience in relevant fields, two of whom shall be nominated by the Taoiseach and three of whom shall be nominated by such organisation or organisations as the Taoiseach considers to be representative of the users of official statistics and providers of information under this Act; an Assistant Secretary or equivalent or higher grade in the Department of the Taoiseach; an Assistant Secretary or equivalent or higher grade in the Department of Finance; and the Director General of the CSO, ex officio.

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Eimear Cotter (Dr.) 15/05/2017 14/05/2020 Board Member Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (a) of the Statistics Act 1993
Gerard Brady 15/05/2017 14/05/2020 Board Member Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (a) of the Statistics Act 1993
Gerard O'Neill 14/03/2014 15/05/2017 14/05/2020 Board Member Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (a) of the Statistics Act 1993
John Martin 15/05/2017 14/05/2020 Board Member Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (a) of the Statistics Act 1993
John McCarthy 14/03/2014 15/05/2017 14/05/2020 Board Member Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance. Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (c) of the Statistics Act 1993
John Shaw 15/09/2016 15/05/2017 14/05/2020 Board Member Assistant Secretary, Department of the Taoiseach Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (b) of the Statistics Act 1993
Padraig Dalton Board Member Ex officio. Director General, CSO
Patricia O'Hara (Dr.) 12/10/2013 01/01/2017 31/12/2019 Chair Ministerial appointment in line with Section 18 (1) (a) of the Statistics Act 1993