Building an open, transparent and accountable public governance in IrelandBy enabling public sector bodies to open up their data, promoting transparency, building trust and empowering citizens.



Since July 2021, Irish public sector organisations are now legally obliged to make their data available to the public as open data.

Ireland is striving to be a leader in the use of open data, and made a public commitment to invest in infrastructure to support better open data as part of their Open Data Strategy

The goal is to build an open, transparent and accountable public governance in Ireland. But to do this, these public bodies need expert guidance and practical training in how to open up their data.


UrbanTide has been commissioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) to deliver open data training services to public sector organisations across Ireland.

We deliver this training in six individual sessions, covering various introductory topics such as open data audits, data analytics, and data anonymisation techniques. All training sessions are delivered online, and Irish Public Sector bodies can register via Eventbrite through this page.

Through our delivery of these sessions, UrbanTide is supporting and promoting the use of open data for good.



Public sector staff have benefited from Open Data training with UrbanTide


Public sector bodies have taken part in our training to date.


Hours of open data training provided with more being delivered every month.

68% of attendees took open data action within 3 months of training.


Our partnership vision

We continue to work with DPER to enable public sector bodies to meet their open data obligations under the Open Data and reuse of Public Sector Information Directive 2019 and Ireland’s Open Data Strategy 2017-2022.

Supporting organisations to open up their data, will increase the amount of government data available to the public, which in turn will deliver enhanced economic, social, environmental and democratic benefits to all.

About DPER

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform who is assisted by two Ministers of State. The department was established in July 2011.

Their goal is to serve the public interest by supporting the delivery of well-managed, well-targeted and sustainable public spending through modernised, effective and accountable public services.

Sustainable Development Goals


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.



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