Unlocking Ireland's Data Potential & Navigating the Open Data Directive with UrbanTide

February 20th, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of the public sector, data has become an invaluable asset for driving innovation, transparency, and efficiency. With the implementation of the Open Data Directive, Ireland is at the forefront of this data revolution, mandating that public sector organisations not only comply with regulations but also capitalise on the opportunities presented by open data.

At UrbanTide, we're committed to helping organisations navigate this directive and unlock the full potential of their data. That's why we're excited to share our latest article featured in the Public Sector Magazine, where we delve into the importance of the directive and the training solutions we provide.



Understanding the Open Data Directive

The Open Data Directive represents a significant shift in the way public sector organisations manage and share data. Enforceable by law since 2021, this directive mandates that public data be accessible, reusable, and regularly updated. Compliance is not just a legal requirement – it's an opportunity to foster innovation, transparency, and citizen engagement.



“This Open Data Strategy 2023-2027 lays out how we can build on progress to date and ensure the better use of data across businesses, government, civil society and individuals. The strategy provides a framework for the actions the Public Service will take on Open Data over the next five years. Open Data and its uses provide opportunities to be embraced; opportunities to transform and improve public services; opportunities to boost productivity and create new businesses and jobs; and opportunities to build public trust.”

– Helena Campbell, Head of the Open Data Unit, Department of Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform



Empowering Organisations Through Training

While compliance with the Open Data Directive is essential, it's only the first step towards realising the benefits of open data. At UrbanTide, we offer comprehensive training solutions designed to empower public sector professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to leverage open data effectively. Our training programs cover everything from the fundamentals of open data to advanced techniques in data analysis and visualisation. Led by industry experts, our courses provide practical insights and real-world examples to help participants apply their learning in their day-to-day work.

Join the Open Data Revolution

Are you ready to unlock the potential of open data in your organisation? Don't miss the opportunity to access our article in the Public Sector Magazine, where we explore the Open Data Directive and the training solutions UrbanTide provides. 

Ready to book one of our open data training courses?  All sessions are delivered online, and Irish Public Sector bodies can register via Eventbrite through the link below.


Empower your team, drive innovation, and embrace transparency with UrbanTide. Together, let's unlock Ireland's data potential and shape a brighter future for all.




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