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Pro-Trans Irish Census to Randomly Assign Biological Sex to People Who Refuse to Pick Male, Female

The Irish census will assign anyone a biological sex on a completely random basis if they refuse to identify themselves as male or female

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With the 2022 Irish census not requiring citizens to say whether they are a biological male or female, the country’s Central Statistics Office has announced that it will assign those who decide not to respond a biological sex on a completely random basis. The move is meant to help transgender people.

On a section of the census website designed to help people fill out the forms correctly, the Irish CSO notes that for some people, it may be an “uncomfortable” feeling to have to identify their biological sex, and explains that anyone not willing to tick one of the male or female boxes would be able to tick both.

“However, for statistical analysis purposes all entries will be assigned a sex, where this is not clearly indicated on a Census form it will be assigned at random,” the census website confirms.

A spokeswoman for the CSO told the Irish Times that there would be no statistical impact from the random sex allocation.

The section on biological sex is required by European Union legislation, which also dictates that the only answers provided by the census are male and female, and is key when analysing the data from the Irish census as a result.

“This information helps us to understand the changing roles of males and females in households, communities, and workplaces,” the CSO writes.

The CSO added that they recognise “the importance of accounting for gender identity as distinct from sex,” a fact that is still widely disputed, and confirmed that while there is no question regarding gender identity on the 2022 census, they are “actively” working on surveys to craft a gender identity question ready in time to implement for the next census in 2027.

It is unclear as to whether the CSO was instructing people to commit an offence by ticking both sex boxes.

According to Section 43 of the Statistics Act 1993, it is an offence for anyone to knowingly provide false information on the census.

Many people online were confused by the decision of the CSO, saying that it was proof that Ireland has “lost the plot,” and criticising them for making the census data impossible to verify in future.


One transgender activist was under the impression that the question “what is your sex,” did not refer to biological sex, and blamed poor journalism for the supposed confusion.

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Jack Hadfield is the Associate Editor at Valiant News. An investigative reporter from the UK, and the director and presenter of "Destination Dover: Migrants in the Channel, his work has appeared in such sites as Breitbart and The Political Insider. You can follow him on Gab @JH, on Telegram @JackHadders, or see his other social media by visiting

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