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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Annual Conference 'Open Data Challenges & Opportunities'

Published on 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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Ireland rated 1st in the EU in Open Data Maturity Study for the third year running

Published on 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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Open Data Engagement Fund. And the winners are ....

Published on 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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Tusla open data now available

Published on 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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Are you interested in becoming a member of the Open Data Governance Board

Published on 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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EU Consultation on Digital European Programme

Published on 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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Open Data Impact Series 4 ' Open Data – Supporting Arts, Culture and Heritage '

Published on 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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CEF call for funding proposals now open

Published on 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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Summer Open Data Newsletter

Published on 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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Creating Open Data on Plastic Pollution

Published on 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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Get Creative! Open Data Engagement Fund 2019/2020 has been launched

Published on 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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Open Data training and Awareness Event

Published on 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 ...
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Announcing Tough Soles Maps - Open Data Engagement Fund project

Published on July 23, 2019
blog by Carl Lange  The Project Tough Soles is a project by Ellie Berry and Carl Lange to hike all of the National Waymarked Trails in Ireland, a distance of approximately 4000km. They began in early 2017 and have been walking, camping, and making ...
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Curio Environmental Management - Open Data Engagement Fund project

Published on July 9, 2019
Blog post by Paul Hickey on Curio  - a more engaging approach to environmental management Curio ( is a software platform that focuses on bringing together public communities and professional environmental operators (managers, planners ...
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Text of the recast of the Re Use of Public Service Information (PSI) Directive

Published on June 26, 2019
The text of the recast of the Open Data and Re Use of Public Service Information (PSI) Directive was formally adopted by the European Council in early June  and has now been published in the Official Journal at this ...
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Survey questionnaire - Economic Impact of Open Data 2020

Published on June 12, 2019
  The European Data portal on behalf of the EU Commission are carrying out research on the economic impact of open data and are looking for volunteers to complete a short questionnaire.  If you are a business that uses open data, please take 5 minutes ...
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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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