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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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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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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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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'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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