In 2014 Ireland’s National Open Data Portal was launched.
The concept of Open Data is about making data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse and redistribution. As public bodies have progressed in areas like eGovernment and data analytics, the potential of data and, in particular, Open Data to help deliver economic, social and democratic benefits has become clearer. The data.gov.ie portal brings these datasets together in a single searchable website.
Data.gov.ie is intended to provide easy access to datasets that are free to use, reuse, and redistribute. The portal is operated by the Government Reform Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Open data forms a core element of Ireland’s first open government partnership (OGP) national action plan.
To explore the dataset please click here.