Participate in the EU Datathon 2020 - Be in with a chance to win €12,000!

Published on 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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Open Data Impact Series Event - Postponed

Published on 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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Assistance for Public Bodies on the use of Eircodes

Published on 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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New study on the economic impact of open data published by the European Data Portal

Published on 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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Spring 2020 Open Data Newsletter

Published on 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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Love Data Week, Maynooth University Library

Published on 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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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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