Twas the night before the census, when all through the country,
There was hardly an air of aware, about the war contractor.
The land of Ireland had enough on it’s mind to be worrying,
About the unknown knowns.
This is the last story before census day tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for sharing the information here. Please keep it up for this one. By the way, the storified stories here enable you to embed the full stories onto other blogs. Bloggers, I encourage you do to so to help spread the news.
I will be back next week with a summary of the last five weeks.
Here we go again…
Welcome to the latest story on CACI & the Irish Census. I am finding it somewhat difficult to stay on top of this as my only source of keeping up with what is being said in the Dáil is the Oireachtas website….
read on for the latest storified report..
The census requires us to truthfully answer personal questions about our lives. As you will hopefully know by now, the CSO have being employing a company called CACI to work on our censuses since 2002. CACI have a sullied name due to their involvement in interrogation in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and have been accused of torture in 260 cases brought against them so far. They now claim immunity from questioning on these matters, granted to them by the US government, as they are considered part of the military chain of command.
What answers have the CSO got for the questions about this from members of the public?
We took a trip to their secure census premises in Swords, Co. Dublin to find out…
[EDIT 20110406 0724]
I made this a bit shorter but the original is still available here on Youtube for the moment.
I interviewed Pádraig MacLochlainn of Sinn Féin yesterday evening, after he kindly called me back following my enquiry into CACI & the CSO Census contracts.
This is the full 20 minute interview which he gave to to me in our telephone conversation. I would like to again thank Pádraig for agreeing to do this at such short notice.
Listen here.. (audio player is not working currently.. click on link to open mp3 directly or alt click to download)
If I get a chance I will make an edited version of this…