CSO chief quizzed on 'lepronomics' figures

CSO chief quizzed on 'lepronomics' figures

Key points from hearing as Dalton warns of potential further volatility in GDP figures

Central Statistics Office director general Padraig Dalton and some other key CSO officials appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform this morning. They were questioned about the controversial figures on economic growth the CSO released in July, which showed a 26.3 per cent surge in GDP.

Here are the main points from the hearing:

1 Dalton defended the CSO’s methodology, saying that...

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