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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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December 4, 2019
The second annual Open Data Conference ‘Open Data Challenges and Opportunities' took place on 27 November 2019 in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2.  Over 130 public servants from a wide range of public bodies attended the conference which was ...
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December 3, 2019
Ireland is continuing to lead the way in Europe for Open Data having been ranked top of the European Commission’s Open Data Maturity survey for the past 3 years running - 2017, 2018 and 2019.    The results of the EU Commission 2019 Open Data Maturity ...
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December 3, 2019
The applications received under the 2019/2020 Open Data Engagement Fund call for funding proposals were assessed by a sub committee of the Open Data Governance Board.  Congratulations to the winning applicants, which are listed below.   We look ...
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December 2, 2019
We are delighted to see that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency has recently linked over 500 of their performance metrics datasets to the national Open Data portal making these datasets available for reuse in open format.   We hope that other public ...
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November 20, 2019
There are currently 2 vacancies on the Open Data Governance Board and expressions of interest are being sought to fill these vacancies by Friday 13th December.    Further details are available here. The Open Data Governance Board was established in ...
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September 23, 2019
The Commission has opened consultations on the draft orientations for the Digital Europe Programme (DEP).  The DEP is a new programme intended to run from 2021 – 2027 and envisages to establish an envelope of funding for eligible projects under the ...
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September 17, 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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August 19, 2019
The Summer edition of our Open Data Newsletter is now available. You can sign up to receive future open data updates here.
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August 19, 2019
The 2019-2 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals is now open. It offers co-funding to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in a number of areas including Open Data. Up to €25 ...
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August 8, 2019
Check out OpenLitterMap, a web app that aims to build the world’s most extensive database of litter.  This initiative, which uses open data mapping, was developed by Séan Lynch to help deal with the global litter crisis in a novel way. OpenLitter Map ...
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July 25, 2019
Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform announced details of the 2019/2020 Open Data Engagement Fund on 25 July, 2019. The Open Data ...
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July 24, 2019
Open Data training and awareness event delivered to librarians and information professionals from across the national public sector With assistance from the Open Data engagement fund, WIT Libraries were delighted to run a national training event in ...