On 27 March, you have your chance to show exactly how proud you are of your Irish roots! We're encouraging 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Irish to register their Irish ethnicity in the upcoming Census.
Led by the Federation of Irish Societies - the representative body of the Irish community in Britain - this campaign is all about celebrating Irishness and ensuring that the Census records an accurate count of the number of Irish peo...ple living in England and Wales.
Ten years ago in the last Census, there was an undercount of the Irish in Britain. Getting the figures right makes a difference for the whole community. We need your help to do this.
Governments allocate resources based on need. Registering your Irish ethnicity in the Census will in turn raise the profile of these issues and push them higher up the agenda.
We're calling on you to help spread the message: children and descendents of Irish-born migrants are just as entitled to tick the Irish ethnicity box as those who were born in Ireland.
For more information about the campaign
In Scotland , the Ethnicity question is Question #15 and there is a specific irish box against which you can tick if you have irish heritage.
Please note , this question is about Ethnic background , you can specify your Nationality in a separate question.