Ireland achieves first place in the European Commission’s Open Data Maturity assessment for 2017. 

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on November 20, 2017
We welcome the announcement last week that Ireland has achieved first place in the European Commission’s Open Data Maturity assessment for 2017.  According to the assessment, Ireland is best in class in Europe with an overall open data maturity of 96% ...
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EU Commission Public Consultation on a review of the PSI Directive

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on November 17, 2017
Public online consultation on the review of the PSI Directive   In preparation of the review of the Re-Use of Public Service Information (PSI) Directive, the European Commission has launched a public online consultation. It seeks views on how to ...
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SBIR Ireland Call 2 to the Irish Public Sector for Expressions of Interest- closing date 8th Dec

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on November 14, 2017
SBIR Ireland Call 2 to the Irish Public Sector for Expressions of Interest (EoI) is open from October 31st 2017 closing 12pm, Friday December 8th 2017. The competitive SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Ireland programme seeks to identify ...
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Open Data Engagement Fund 2017/2018 – and the winners are………

Published by Gravatar admin on November 13, 2017
Blog by Emer ColemanDue to the success of last year’s pilot Open Data Engagement Fund, we were delighted to be in a positon to run the Fund again this year and are pleased to report that the 24 applications received have now been assessed by the ...
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UrbanTide - Open Data Courses scheduled for November and December

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on November 9, 2017
 Following the success of our recent Open Data Ireland Initiative Training Courses, we are delighted to announce that, based on indicated demand so far, we have scheduled additional dates for November in Cork and December in Dublin. The Cork date is:· ...
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Launch of Ireland's Sustainable Development Goals Hub

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on November 7, 2017
Check out ‘Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goals Hub’ which was launched last week. This is Ireland's public platform for exploring, downloading and combining publicly available data relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ireland's progress ...
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Get Creative! Open Data Engagement Fund 2017/2018 has been launched

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on November 6, 2017
Launch of the Open Data Engagement Fund 2017/2018Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Finance announced details of ...
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Joint meeting of Public Bodies Working Group on Open Data and Open Data Liaison Officers Network

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on October 31, 2017
In the spirit of open access week, a joint meeting of the Public Bodies Working Group and the network of Open Data Liaison Officers which has been recently established under the Open Data Strategy 2017-22 took place on Tuesday 24th October in ...
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Open Data Engagement fund 2017/2018 – last week for applications!

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on October 18, 2017
There is just one week left until the closing date for the 2017/2018 Open Data Engagement Fund so get working on those applications!The Open Data Engagement Fund (a fund of €30,000), has been developed in conjunction with the Open Data Governance ...
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UrbanTide update: Last few places remaining on Open Data Training - October sessions - book your place now!

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on October 11, 2017
With just one week to go, our October Open Data Ireland Initiative Training Courses in Dublin, are filling up fast! If you would like to attend then please book now!The dates are:Tuesday 17th October 2017: General Overview on Open Data (Broad ...
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Survey on qualitative air quality data.

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on October 11, 2017
Survey on qualitative air quality data. The EPA currently has an open data consortium project running on air quality data and one of their first activities is to find out the current status of air quality data “open-ness” and what barriers ...
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Open Data Impact Series: Session 1 - Creating Business Opportunities Using Open Data - 26th Sept 2017

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on October 4, 2017
 Open Data Impact SeriesThe Open Data Impact Series promotes awareness, adoption and use of Open Data in different sectors, and supports the publication of high-quality Open Data.Session 1: Creating Business Opportunities with Open DataThe first ...
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Open Data training for Public Bodies - book now!

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on August 24, 2017
Urban Tide has announced details of the first Open Data Ireland Initiative Training Courses for public bodies.  Public servants can now register for the following full-day training sessions in Dublin city-centre: Tuesday 19th September 2017: General ...
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A Blog from UrbanTide: Ireland's Open Data training provider to the public service

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on August 17, 2017
In 2014, building on the extensive Irish Open Data activity that has been ongoing for a number of years, Ireland launched its national Open Data Ireland Initiative. Now, as part of this Initiative UrbanTide has been appointed as the single supplier of ...
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Publication of 'Open Data Strategy 2017-2022' blog by Emer Coleman

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on August 9, 2017
As Chair of the Open Data Governance Board, I am delighted to welcome the publication of the Open Data Strategy 2017-2022 which was developed by the Board in conjunction with the Open Data Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform and in ...
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Launch of HSE Open Data portal and Publication of national eGovernment Strategy

Published by Gravatar Marian Beakey on August 3, 2017
 Please see below some recent developments which might be of interest to you:HSE Open Data portalThe HSE launched an open data portal today which can be found at http://data.ehealthireland.ie/ .  It contains over 300 datasets which are now live, ...
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Multi-Supplier Framework now available for Open Data Technical Assistance/Support for Public Bodies

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on July 26, 2017
Under Ireland’s Open Data Initiative and as set out in Ireland’s Open Data Strategy 2017-2022 launched on July 14th 2017 following Government approval, public bodies are to identify and publish appropriate datasets on the web as Open Data which can be ...
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Engagement Fund: Linked Data Publishing for data.gov.ie: Seminars, Methods and Tools - Christophe Debruyne and Declan O'Sullivan, ADAPT Centre, TCD.

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on July 17, 2017
Linked Data Publishing for data.gov.ie: Seminars, Methods and ToolsChristophe DebruyneADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublinchristophe.debruyne@adaptcentre.ieDeclan O’SullivanADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublindeclan.osullivan@adaptcentre.ieMost of the ...
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Engagement Fund: Objective Quality of Life Index based on Open Data - Brian O'Mullane - Creme Software

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on July 17, 2017
OverviewOften standard of living is emphasised over quality of life, in part due to the fact that it is easier to measure, whereas quality of life gives the better measure of the success of society. With the resolution of the quality of life measures ...
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Engagement Fund: Agricultural Correlations from Open Data - John O'Brien, Creme Software

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on July 17, 2017
OverviewThe aim of our project was to make it easier to explore agricultural open data and thereby increase public engagement with the data themselves and with the open data project generally.We downloaded the most relevant of the more than 100 ...
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Engagement Fund: Re-calling outcomes from 1st Irish Citizen Workshop on Open Data & Hospital Waiting Lists and launching Workshop no 2 - Open Knowledge Ireland

Published by Gravatar Fiona Morley Clarke on July 17, 2017
 On Saturday March 25th 2017, Open Knowledge Ireland held the first Open Data Citizen Workshop on Hospital Waiting Lists in Ireland. The workshop was well attended with citizens of different professional backgrounds and a shared interest in exploring ...
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