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February 18, 2021
The new Open Data and Re Use of Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive, coming in July 2021, introduces an obligation for all public bodies to publish available data in open formats (unless access is restricted or excluded). Are you ready? Our ...
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December 17, 2020
The Open Data Unit is delighted to see that Ireland continues to be ranked amongst Open Data 'trend-setters' in the 6th EU Open Data Maturity Report published on 16 December.  This report assesses the level of open data maturity across Europe ...
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December 10, 2020
There are currently 2 vacancies on the Open Data Governance Board and expressions of interest are being sought to fill these vacancies by Tuesday, 22nd December 2020 at 15.00. Further details are available here. The Open Data Governance Board was ...
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November 16, 2020
The Winter 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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November 13, 2020
  Ireland's third annual Open Data Conference took place on 2nd December 2020 via Webex.   This year's conference focused on the theme of "The journey from Open Data Publication to Impact - How the publication, reporting and re-use of data enables the ...
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November 12, 2020
The Hale and Hearty Knowledge Base, a project lead by the Irish Government, supported by the EU Connecting European Facility (CEF) This is an EU funded project that looks at improving access to health and wellbeing information.  This project will be ...
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November 12, 2020
The applications received under the 2020/2021 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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November 10, 2020
Did you know that a new Open Data and Re Use of Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive was agreed at EU level in 2019?  The full text of the the Directive is available here. The objective of the recast of the Directive is to strengthen the EU’s ...
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October 12, 2020
As part of Public Sector Innovation Week 2020,  Smart Dublin are holding a webinar ‘Smart Districts: Fast-tracking Innovation’. If you are interested in learning more about the Smart Dublin ‘District Approach’ and how technology projects are helping ...
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October 12, 2020
If you are interested in learning more about the future of open data portals you might want to register for one of these upcoming webinars run by the European Data Portal.  This series of webinars will discuss current best practices, experience and ...
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September 24, 2020
There are still a few places available on next week’s Data Publication & Technical Framework course (30th Sept-1st Oct) This course gives you the tools and techniques to prepare your data for publication as Open Data. These places will fill up ...
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September 11, 2020
The Open Data Engagement Fund has been running successfully for 4 years now and an integral part of the process is letting the open data community and the general public know about the projects that have received funding.  In 2019, the MEDHA Care ...
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September 8, 2020
DATA HARMONISATION GENERATION OF CROSS-BORDER PAN-EUROPEAN GEOSPATIAL DATASETS AND SERVICES IRLOGI WEBINAR The Irish Organisation for Geographical Information (IRLOGI) are hosting a webinar on the  16 September 2020 starting at 13:00 Irish Standard ...
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September 1, 2020
After an overwhelming response to their ONLINE Open Data training courses for all Irish public sector staff, Urban Tide are delighted to announce course dates for 2021 and details of their NEW Training Course.  New courses and dates in 2021 – don’t ...
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August 12, 2020
App developers with special interest in real-time public transport information should note that the National Transport Authority (NTA) is discontinuing the existing RTPI API, which is being replaced by a new GTFS Real-Time API - GTFS-R API. The ...
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August 10, 2020
We are delighted to see that three Open Data projects were successful in receiving funding under the 2020 Public Service Innovation funding call. The Fund, now in its second year, is a competition designed to support innovation from public service ...
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July 23, 2020
Check out Ireland’s Covid 19 Data Hub that provides information on figures provided by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the Health Service Executive (HSE).  Datasets, charts and maps will be updated on an on-going basis and in line ...
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July 16, 2020
Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for eGovernment announced details of the 2020/2021 competitive Open Data Engagement Fund on 16 July, 2020.   Closing date for applications is 9th October 2020. The Open Data Engagement Fund (a fund ...
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June 30, 2020
The Summer 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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June 29, 2020
The 'Fáilte Maps' app had been developed by Donegal Software Engineer Brian Douglas and makes use of data that has been made available by Failte Ireland on data.gov.ie under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. It allows the user to view ...
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June 25, 2020
In May 2020, the EDP published an analytical report titled "Open data best practices in Europe: Cyprus, France, and Ireland". The report provides readers with an overview of best practices implemented by top performing countries of the 2019 ...