Government data still not open enough – new survey on eve of London summit

Open Data Index provides first major assessment of state of open government data   In the week of a major international summit on government transparency in London, the Open Knowledge Foundation has published its 2013 Open Data Index, showing that governments are still not providing enough information in an accessible form to their citizens and […]

Our recommendation for an Open Data Institute for Ireland

Leveraging the recent commitment by Brendan Howlin for Ireland to join the open government partnership (OGP), we have recently submitted a recommendation to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (@IRLDeptPER) for the establishment of an Open Data Institute for Ireland. This recommendation is included along with a number of other submissions on the OGP section of the department […]

The Open Data Institute is Integral to the Open Government Partnership

A timely blog post by Jason Hare reiterating why every OGP member country needs an Open Data Institute to help build a framework for open data governance on a national level. First published last Sunday on his blog ‘All About Open Data’ the post explains why Ireland, too, needs to leverage an Open Data Istitute […]

CKAN Hackathon: Hello from OKF Ireland!

Last Saturday, the ‘Open Data Ireland’ community and the Open Knowledge Foundation Network held a ‘CKAN Hackathon’. This event was kindly sponsored by Fingal County Council, ESRI Ireland and The Irish Organisation for Geographic Information. Developers, designers, journalists, academics, policy makers, creative thinkers, civil servants, entrepreneurs and active citizens all came together to revive open […]