Today, I got a reply to my email to the National Archives of Ireland concerning (i) the slow roll-out of the 1911 and 1901 Censuses for Ireland and (ii) why no updates were being published. It is good news! See below:
“My apologies to everyone who has been seeking information about timescales for the further releases of the 1911 and 1901 census records online. Thank you for your patience, and your messages of encouragement regarding the Dublin 1911 material.
Our Canadian partners have been engaged in an extensive procurement and recruitment process to hire contractors who will finish the project. That process has now been completed, and I’m pleased to be able to tell you that the records for Kerry, Antrim and Down will be going online in October of this year.
The rest of 1911 will follow quickly thereafter in batches of counties, in the order listed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/futureplans.html. I expect to have more precise timescales for the other counties as soon as the contractors start work, which will be in early August, but it is intended that all of 1911 and 1901 will be online by mid-2009, as originally scheduled. The timescales will be posted at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/futureplans.html. “