Great turnout at the Cork IT Open Data Hackathon

Published on June 11, 2019
Blog by Ruairí O’Reilly, Lecturer, Department Of Computer Science, Cork Institute of Technology. CIT's Open Data Hackathon took place on Saturday 18 May in the Melbourne building in CIT. It was a great day that saw innovative ideas from shortening HSE ...
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Dublin’s First 3D City Data Hackathon

Published on June 6, 2019
‘Place Engage’, a town hall brought to life through virtual reality, was announced as the winning team of Dublin’s First 3D City Data Hackathon which took place on the 10-12 May at 1 Windmill Lane, The Docklands.  The winning concept was based on an ...
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Open Data Engagement Fund project on visualising road accidents - Blog Post by Cyril Connolly

Published on May 28, 2019
My decision to submit a proposal to the Open Data Engagement Fund of visualising road traffic accidents in Dublin City came about because of my previous experience working in road accident research while employed in the National Roads Authority ...
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Call for applications for Public Service Innovation Fund now open

Published on May 27, 2019
Public servants are invited to make applications to a pilot competitive Fund which aims to support innovative ideas and projects from across public service organisations. The Fund aims to support innovative ideas from across Public Service ...
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Registration now open for Open Data Hackathon in Cork IT

Published on April 29, 2019
In conjunction with the Open Data Engagement Fund, Cork Institute of Technology is hosting an Open Data Hackathon on Saturday 18 May. The Hackathon will bring together developers, product designers and enthusiasts who have an interest in combining ...
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Open Data Newsletter

Published on April 25, 2019
  We are delighted to launch our Open Data Newsletter which we hope to issue on a regular basis so as to keep you up to date on upcoming events, latest news etc.  To view the the Newsletter and to subcribe to receive future issues, plese see here.     ...
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Unleash the Power of 3D Data for Dublin.

Published on April 9, 2019
  Dublin’s first 3D city data hack takes place from the 10-12 May at 1 Windmill Lane, The Docklands.  This Hackathon aims to engage anyone with an interest in 3D data and the built environment, from those working with BIM (Building Information ...
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Open Data Impact Series 3 ' How Open Data can help the Environment'

Published on April 4, 2019
The Open Data Impact Series, organised by Derilinx, in collaboration with the Open Data Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform promotes awareness, adoption and use of Open Data in different sectors, and supports the publication of ...
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Valuation Office Open Data API now available on

Published on March 21, 2019
The Valuation Office is pleased to announce the release of an Open Data API The REST Web Services API provides a REST interface to retrieve Valuation Office data in real time in relation to ...
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Launch of 'Developers Corner'

Published on March 4, 2019
Even for a seasoned developer, learning a new system from documentation alone can be an unappetising proposition. With the launch of a series of Jupyter Notebooks in the Developer’s Corner of, developers can now refactor and run their own ...
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launch of 'The School Information Map'

Published on March 4, 2019
OSi have launched a free GeoHive story map developed as a joint venture between the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) and the Department of Education & Skills (DES). The School Information Map provides the locations of schools, contact ...
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Participate in the EU Datathon 2019 - Be in with a chance to win €15,000!

Published on February 5, 2019
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 2019 is for you! The EU Datathon ...
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'Love Data' week is happening from 11-15 February in Maynooth University

Published on February 5, 2019
Maynooth University Library is marking 'Love Data' week for the second time this February with a series of talks and workshops by data specialists from on and off campus.  A Building City Dashboards VR demo will take place on the 13th and there will ...
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Published on January 31, 2019
International Open Access week took place from October 22 to 28th 2018 with the theme of the week being ‘designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’. To celebrate Open Access week and introduce the principles of Open Data a one day interactive ...
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Update on availability of the Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) API

Published on January 2, 2019
  The National Transport Authority has provided an update on the availability of the RTPI API - see below. Please find a schedule of proposed times when the open source Real Time API will be made available in January 2019. The API BI stats are showing ...
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Ireland achieves first place in its Open Data Maturity assessment for the second year running

Published on December 18, 2018
The Open Data Team welcome the announcement by the European Commission that Ireland has achieved first place in its Open Data Maturity assessment, for the second year in a row. According to the assessment of Open Data maturity in Europe for 2018, ...
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The Irish Experience in Publishing Linked Open Data presented at an EDP workshop in Prague

Published on December 11, 2018
On the 6th and 7th of December 2018, a tailored workshop organized by representatives of the European Data Portal (EDP) took place in Prague, Czech Republic. The workshop is a tailored support activity by EDP around Linked Open Data where public data ...
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Appointments to the Open Data Governance Board

Published on December 6, 2018
Following a call for expressions of interest, Minister Patrick O'Donovan has appointment the following to the Open Data Governance Board Mr. Seamus Murphy, Chief Digital Officer, AIB Mr Martin Quigley, Head of the Affordable Childcare Scheme, Pobal ...
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Are you interested in Linked Open Data

Published on December 5, 2018
  Upcoming event on Linked Open Statistical Data in the European Union On 14 and 15 January 2019, trailblazers from National Statistical Institutes from across the European Statistical System will host a two day event in London, which will: - provide ...
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Open Data Conference 'Harnessing Open Data'

Published on November 22, 2018
An Open Data Conference ‘Harnessing Open Data’ took place on 19 November 2018 in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. Over 130 public servants from a wide range of public bodies attended the conference which was organised by the Open Data Unit in the ...
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Linked Open Statistical Data - Webinar 1

Published on October 24, 2018
A Linked Open Statistical Data Webinar took place on October 24th 2018 to present a Linked Data Publishing Pipeline developed by Derilinx in collaboration with Insight Centre for Data Analytics (National University of Ireland, Galway) and ADAPT Centre ...
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