Ireland is taking part in an exciting and important international initiative, the Open Government Partnership. Our nation’s journey towards full participation in the OGP – to open up government action to peoples across the globe – has started. The OGP conversation is the reason for this website. It contains details of a consultation with groups and individuals on how they wish to see open government working.
As part of this conversation, civil society organisations and individuals were invited to discuss and formulate what could and should be delivered under Ireland’s first OGP National Action Plan. At three public meetings and through online conversation, the open government conversation flowed. Anyone was welcome to contribute, and many did. The final public meeting was held on September 5th 2013. A total of 62 Action Plan proposals have now taken shape.
These proposals were presented to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on 2 October 2013. The Department will consult with other government departments, as well as continuing also its consultation with civil society interests, in the drafting of Ireland’s Action Plan. This is due to be submitted to Government for approval before the end of 2013.
This consultation has now concluded – please check the Department’s website for further updates.
While the public consultation meetings have concluded, you may still join the open government conversation by leaving a comment on our discussion forum.
The call for submissions is now closed. A total of five OGP submissions were made to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Read the submissions.