Coronavirus (COVID 19) Dashboard, Datasets and other sources of information

Published on March 23, 2020 Featured
COVID-19 Data Hub   Ireland's COVID-19 Data Hub provides up to date data on Covid 19 in Ireland as well as a number of data visualisations such as geographical distribution of cases.  The information presented is based on official figures provided by ...
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Open Data Ireland training courses 2020

Published on September 5, 2018 Featured
On-line Open Data Training Course Open Data Classroom training has been postponed until further notice due to the Covid - 19 situation.  The Open Data Unit has procured a number of free 'Introduction to Open Data' courses which have been made ...
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Ireland's COVID-19 Data Hub

Published on July 23, 2020
Check out Ireland’s Covid 19 Data Hub that provides information on figures provided by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the Health Service Executive (HSE).  Datasets, charts and maps will be updated on an on-going basis and in line ...
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'Get Creative' - The 2020/21 Open Data Engagement Fund has been launched

Published on July 16, 2020
Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for eGovernment announced details of the 2020/2021 competitive Open Data Engagement Fund on 16 July, 2020.   Closing date for applications is 9th October 2020. The Open Data Engagement Fund (a fund ...
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Summer 2020 Open Data Newsletter

Published on June 30, 2020
The Summer 2020 edition of our Open Data Newsletter is now available. You can sign up to receive future open data updates here.
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Check out 'Fáilte Maps' using open data from Fáilte Ireland

Published on June 29, 2020
The 'Fáilte Maps' app had been developed by Donegal Software Engineer Brian Douglas and makes use of data that has been made available by Failte Ireland on under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. It allows the user to view ...
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EU News - Open Data best practices in Europe:Cyprus, France and Ireland

Published on June 25, 2020
In May 2020, the EDP published an analytical report titled "Open data best practices in Europe: Cyprus, France, and Ireland". The report provides readers with an overview of best practices implemented by top performing countries of the 2019 ...
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Check out Biodiversity Maps national portal

Published on June 24, 2020
Biodiversity Maps is a national portal that compiles biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it freely available on-line. The portal provides an overview of the state of knowledge on the distribution of Ireland's biodiversity from empirical ...
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June 23rd – Open Data and Covid-19 Webinar

Published on June 11, 2020
International high-impact speakers from the areas of Health and Open Data discussed Open Data and Covid-19 on Tuesday, 23 June from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. This was a free event and was open to all.  In this fifth session of the Open Data Impact Series, ...
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Free Online Introduction to Open Data training course (June & July)

Published on May 22, 2020
There has been huge interest in the Introduction to Open Data Training courses run by Urban Tide.  The  3rd session takes place on Thursday 2nd July 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm however registration is now closed as all the places available are full.  We ...
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Online 'Introduction to Open Data' training course for public servants

Published on May 18, 2020
We are delighted to let you know that we have been working with UrbanTide to bring you a new online Introduction to Open Data training course.   Our first course will run on Thursday 28th May 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm. The course will be FREE of charge ...
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Open Data Impact Stories

Published on May 11, 2020
We are delighted that the Open Data portal now includes a number of Open Data Impact Stories.    The goal of the Impact Stories feature is to give examples of current use of open data while also telling a story with the data and in doing so directly ...
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The Data Times Investigation Pages - Open Data Engagement Fund project

Published on April 27, 2020
Blog Post by Alana Murphy and Nicolas Perrin, Flax & Teal The project: The Data Times (The Data Times) is a free, easy to search tool originally targeted towards community journalists to engage in cross-border, data-driven journalism, by helping users ...
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COVID - 19 Open Datasets

Published on April 9, 2020
  Open Datasets on COVID-19 statistics from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) are now available on the open data portal for reuse.  These include statistics on COVID - 19 related confirmed cases, deaths, county statistics, hospital ...
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Participate in the EU Datathon 2020 - Be in with a chance to win €12,000!

Published on April 2, 2020
Can you re-use open data to promote innovative services? Can you solve other societal challenges using it? Can you create mobile or web apps using open data from different information sources? If yes, the EU Datathon 2020 is for you! The fourth ...
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Open Data Impact Series Event - Postponed

Published on March 19, 2020
The fifth session in the Series entitled ‘Improving Health and Wellbeing using Open Data’ was scheduled to take place on Thursday morning, 2nd April 2020 in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8.  This has now been postponed ...
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Assistance for Public Bodies on the use of Eircodes

Published on March 10, 2020
  OGP Eircode Encoding Framework The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has developed a multi-supplier framework for bulk encoding of Eircodes on to public sector databases. This will provide PSBs and non-commercial state bodies with a service ...
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New study on the economic impact of open data published by the European Data Portal

Published on February 27, 2020
The European Data Portal publishes its study “The Economic Impact of Open Data: Opportunities for value creation in Europe”. It researches the value created by open data in Europe and includes a number of examples from Ireland . It is the second study ...
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Spring 2020 Open Data Newsletter

Published on February 26, 2020
The Spring 2020 edition of our Open Data Newsletter is now available. You can sign up to receive future open data updates here.  
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Love Data Week, Maynooth University Library

Published on February 10, 2020
Maynooth University Library will be hosting Love Data Week during the week of 10-14 February, 2020. The hashtag is #lovedata20. Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics ...
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One month left to participate in the Digital Innovation Challenge for Europe’s SMEs and startups ​​​​​​​

Published on January 27, 2020
SMEs and startups are invited to propose innovative services and solutions based on European Commission's ISA² Programme and open and reusable Connecting Europe Facility Building Blocks. Through this Challenge, the European Commission aims to ...
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