Welcome to the Open Government Partnership Ireland website. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an initiative of 70 countries. It aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. It is run by a steering committee composed of governments and civil society organisations.

The forums have ended. You can now view the event archive or read the Submissions made to the Open Government Partnership Ireland, online.

The last forum was held on Tuesday, 27th September, in the Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 6pm-8pm. The first civic forum was held in Kilkenny Castle on Wednesday Sept 14th from 2-4.30pm.  Use the links below go to a dedicated Open Consultation Portal to read the consultation document and get involved.

  • Consultation

Visit the Open Consultation Portal to learn about the full consultation process. You can make open public submissions and participate in civic forums which will be held in September 2016.

Visit the Consultation Portal to read the initial consultation document. This explains the purpose of the consultation and sets out questions relating to the formation of the Second National Action Plan.

Visit the portal to make your online submission. The earlier you submit, the more people can benefit from your views and knowledge. You will also have more choice in the civic forums you may wish to attend.

This site hosts FAQs, resource links, links to social media sites where the consultation is being discussion. There is also an archive of information from the previous national action plan consultation.



Successful civic forum in Kilkenny

The Kilkenny civic forum was a great success, with representatives from around the country attending. Participants came from Kilkenny, Cork, Galway, Meath and…


Civic Forums

If you:
· Have an idea for a potential commitment

· Can offer expertise to help develop potential commitments

· Can provide the experience and perspective of a particular group in society or users of a particular public service

please register and either make a submission to tell us about your idea, or complete this short survey to offer expertise or a particular perspective.

You will then be able to request to attend one of the following Civic Forums:

  • 22 September – No event. Merged with the civic forum on the 27th
  • 27 September in the Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 6pm-8pm.