Open Data

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 portal brings these datasets together in a single searchable website. 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.

Abbreviation SampleDescription 
 CGS  Dunmore East CGS  Coastguard Station
 CWS  Clonakilty CWS  Community Welfare Service
 DTC  Raheny DTC  Driver Testing Centre
 ESO  Bray ESO  Employment Services Office
 GS  Blackrock GS  Garda Station
 MES  Barry's Cove MES  Marine Emergency Service
 MQ  Foxford GS + MQ  Married Quarters
 NS  Longford NS  National School
 RAX  Kanturk GS + RAX  Remote Access Exchange
 RES  Knocknagoshel GS + Res  Residence
 SWO  Finglas SWO  Social Welfare Office

OPW Open Data Sets