Tick the Irish Box The Federation of Irish Societies is running a celebrity-led campaign to encourage 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Irish to register their Irishness in the Census taking place on 27 March.
When the last Census took place ten years ago, a substantial number of people of Irish descent, despite having one or two Irish parents, thought the Irish ethnicity tick box didnít apply to them because of having been born here.
Census statistics influence millions of decisions made by public authorities, so getting an accurate count of the Irish in Britain is really important as it impacts on funding for health, arts and culture for the community.
So if a parent or grandparent was born in Ireland and you have a strong sense of identity with your Irish roots then tick the Irish Ethnicity Box on the Census. Find out more: