Tag Archives: Ireland

Open Data Jurisdictions & Initiatives in Ireland

Dominic Byrne, of Fingal County Council, in his presentation at last week’s open data seminar pointed to these open data initiatives.  Fingal Open Data was the first to do so.

Additionally, there are some open data civil society initiatives such as:

And an academic / private sector / government partnership portal:

As part of this activity, the government announced at the Open Government Partnership this month that it will soon launch a national open data portal as part of its open government strategy.

There are also other data sharing / data access initiatives ongoing in Ireland, and to name a few:

And also some research projects are examining this topic. Here are a couple:

This is not a comprehensive list, but it is a start, and as research progresses, I will make more resources available.  If you hear or know of more, do not hesitate to let us know!

Seminar: Open data and evidence informed decision making

Wednesday, November 13, 16:00-18:00

Speakers will discuss making data accessible to the public and the challenges they face in their multiple roles as citizens, public servants and researchers.

Topics include:  Citizen science, civic engagement, open data portals, Apps, hackathons, & crowdsourcing vs authoritative processes


  • Dominic Byrne, Head of I.T., Fingal County Council
  • Tracey P. Lauriault, Programmable City, NUIM
  • Peter Mooney, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Room 2.31, 2nd Floor Iontas Building, North Campus NUI Maynooth (Updated Map)