The following announcement was written by the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations:
15th February 2011
1926 Census of Ireland
CIGO's long running campaign to gain access to the 1926 census of Ireland moved a step closer to fruition today. At 11am this morning the Irish political party Fine Gael launched its General Election Manifesto (available at http://goo.gl/fvgU6) in which it made reference to an early release of the 1926 census of Ireland and the potential it contains for roots tourism. Once again, on issues of interest to genealogists CIGO's long held policy of engaging in meaningful dialogue with political parties and government departments, offices and agencies has proved its unquestionable worth.
You can read the full story at http://www.cigo.ie/news.html.