EU Commission Public Consultation on a review of the PSI Directive

Public online consultation on the review of the PSI Directive


In preparation of the review of the Re-Use of Public Service Information (PSI) Directive, the European Commission has launched a public online consultation. It seeks views on how to improve accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data, and also considers access to and use of privately held data of public interest.


Article from the Economist

A good news story……

The Economist recently published an article on 'How Openness Can Transform Society' including through its use of Open Data. The article, available at the link below, mentions the Health Service Executive’s open data project and strategy in a positive light.


Key points for consideration from Open Data Leaders Network 2017 – Part 2 of a 3 part blog from Barry Doyle, Roscommon County Council


This is Part 2 of a 3-Part report from Barry Doyle, GIS Officer, Roscommon County Council who attended the 2017 Open Data Leaders Network(link is external) (ODLN) hosted by the Open Data Institute(link is external) (ODI) in their offices in Shoreditch London in October 2017.  Part 1 can be viewed here

Last call for December Open Data Training...........

With less than two weeks to go until the Dublin training courses, spaces are filling fast. If you would like to register for the Dublin Open Data Ireland Initiative Training Courses, please do so very soon!


The Dublin dates are:

SBIR Ireland Call 2 to the Irish Public Sector for Expressions of Interest- closing date 8th Dec

SBIR Ireland Call 2 to the Irish Public Sector for Expressions of Interest (EoI) is open from October 31st 2017 closing 12pm, Friday December 8th 2017.


The competitive SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Ireland programme seeks to identify public sector problems with a view to supporting Irish Public Sector Challenge competitions driving innovation in areas including (but not limited to):

Open Data Engagement Fund 2017/2018 – and the winners are………

Blog by Emer Coleman

Due to the success of last year’s pilot Open Data Engagement Fund, we were delighted to be in a positon to run the Fund again this year and are pleased to report that the 24 applications received have now been assessed by the Selection Committee.

Details of the successful applications are set out below and I want to wish them every success with their projects. We have asked them to report back to the Board on the progress of their projects and I look forward to hearing about the outcomes in 2018.