Ireland/Open Data

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Purpose

The purpose behind this page is to

  • act as a central listing of all sources of open data within Ireland
  • document, where necessary, permission to use the data held by these sources for the improvement of OpenStreetMap data covering the island of Ireland

Licences

Following publication of Circular 12/16, the standard Irish Government PSI licence is Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY), which is an open licence.

Any Open Data portal offering content under CC-BY 4.0 requires special permission to use the data within OSM in order to meet the "BY" requirement. This requirement is met by listing the data provider on the Contributor Page however this requires the agreement of the provider that this meets the "BY" requirement of the CC-BY 4.0 licence for them.

Details on other licences will be documented here as they are identified. In some cases it may not be possible to use the data due to certain licencing

Attribution

As per the requirements of the Open Data Technical Framework, the following is required for attribution. Where publishers list a different attribution statement, it will be documented in the publisher table below

Under the CC-BY Licence, users must acknowledge the source of the Information in their product or application. Where the Information Provider does not provide a specific attribution statement users should include, or link to, this attribution statement: “Contains Irish Public Sector Data licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence”.
— Dept. Public Expenditure & Reform, Open Data Technical Framework

Attribution Approval

Publisher Licence Permission Required? Permission Granted Comment
data.gov.ie CC-BY 4.0 Yes Yes Explicit permission has been granted by Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for all CC-BY 4.0 datasets contained on data.gov.ie. This permission can be viewed here.Each dataset should be reviewed for licence as not everything is CC-BY (yet)
data.geohive.ie/ CC-BY 4.0 Yes
data.localgov.ie CC-BY 4.0 Yes Listing this here although there may not be much data of use as it just seems to hold election results for local elections
Coke Zero Bikes CC-BY-SA Yes
dublinbike Open Licence Yes
Department of Education and Skills. Other - Attribution Yes Most DES data is CC-BY 4.0 with a few files showing at other-attribution. Need clarification on use of these files as some contain good info
EPA ?? Yes Unclear on what licence is applied. Also OSi copyright issues. All EPA sourced data has to be off-limits until this is addressed

Import Strategy

Any imports will be carried out as per the Import Guidelines and documented in the Import Catalogue and each import will have its own import documentation page

Issues, Problems & Roadblocks

Any issues encountered with any datasets, licencing, broken links, corrupt files etc, should be documented on the talk page here

Open Data Publishers in Ireland

Data Publisher data.gov.ie Catalog Publisher Data Portal (if exists)
All-Island Research Observatory Link http://airo.maynoothuniversity.ie/datastore
An Garda Síochána Link
Benefacts Link https://en.benefacts.ie/get-data/
Bord Iascaigh Mhara Link
Central Applications Office Link
Central Bank of Ireland Link
Central Statistics Office Link http://www.cso.ie/en/databases/
Coca-Cola Zero Bikes Link
Commission for Communications Regulation Link
Commission for Energy Regulation Link
Commissioners of Irish Lights Link
Companies Registration Office Link https://services.cro.ie/index.aspx
Cork City Council Link http://data.corkcity.ie/
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Link
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Link http://www.ahrrga.gov.ie/open-data/
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Link
Department of Children and Youth Affairs Link
Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment Link http://www.dccae.gov.ie/natural-resources/en-ie/maps-and-data/Pages/home.aspx
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Link
Department of Education and Skills Link http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/Data-on-Individual-Schools/
Department of Finance Link http://www.finance.gov.ie/publications/data-statistics
Department of Health Link http://health.gov.ie/publications-research/statistics/
Department of Health and Children Link http://health.gov.ie/publications-research/statistics/
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Link
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Link
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Link http://www.irelandstat.gov.ie/
Department of Social Protection Link
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Link
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Link
Dublin City Business Improvement District Link
Dublin City Council Link
Dublinked.ie Link http://dublinked.ie/
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Link
Eirgrid Link
Environmental Protection Agency Link
Fingal County Council Link
FixYourStreet.ie Link
Food Safety Authority of Ireland Link
Forfás Link
Fáilte Ireland Link
Galway City Council Link
Galway County Council Link
Geological Survey of Ireland Link
Health Insurance Authority Link
Health Protection Surveillance Centre Link
Health Research Board Link
Health Service Executive Link
Health and Safety Authority Link
Heritage Council Link
Higher Education Authority Link
InjuriesBoard.ie Link
Irish Maritime Development Office Link
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Link
Irish Naval Service Link
Irish Prison Service Link
Irish Sports Council Link
LGMA Link
Marine Institute Link http://atlas.marine.ie
Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Link
Mayo County Council Link
Met Eireann Link
Money Advice and Budgeting Service Link
NUI Galway Link
NUI Maynooth Link
National Biodiversity Data Centre Link
National Educational Welfare Board Link
National Transport Authority Link
Office of Public Works Link
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Link
Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner Link
Ordnance Survey Ireland Link
Private Residential Tenancies Board Link
Property Services Regulatory Authority Link
Railway Procurement Agency Link
Reception and Integration Agency Link
Revenue Commissioners Link
Road Safety Authority Link
Roscommon County Council Link
Royal Irish Academy Link
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority Link
SmartBay Ireland Link
South Dublin County Council Link
Sport Ireland Link
State Examinations Commission Link
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Link http://maps.seai.ie/giswiki/
Teagasc Link
The Adoption Authority of Ireland Link
The Courts Service Link
The National Cancer Registry Link
The National Cancer Screening Service Link
The Probation Service Link
Transport Infrastructure Ireland Link
University College Dublin Link

Potential Datasets For Import

# Name (link to import documentation page) Category Link To

Data Source

Publisher Area Licence Notes
1 Primary Schools Education Link AiRO Rep. Of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Info includes official name, boys/girls mix, religious ethos, contact info, location
2 Post-Primary Schools Education Link AiRO Rep. Of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Info includes roll number, address, gender, ethos, location etc
3 Coke Zero Bikes Transportation Link Coke Zero Bikes Rep. of Ireland CC-BY-SA Info on each bike rental station, capacity etc
4 Commissioners of Irish Lights Lighthouse Coastal Link Commissioners of Irish Lights Whole Island CC-BY 4.0 Locations and other info on lighthouses around the coast
5 Commissioners of Irish Lights Buoys Coastal Link Commissioners of Irish Lights Whole Island CC-BY 4.0 Location and other info on coastal buoys

I [https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/rorym/diary/4530 imported] that 8 years ago! ~~~

6 Cork City Parking Transportation Link Cork City Council Cork City CC-BY 4.0 Location, capacity and operator of various parking facilities in Cork City
7 Ancient and Long-established Woodland Inventory 2010 Land Cover Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Rep. of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Polygons and other data on ancient woodlands
8 National Otter Survey of Ireland 2010-2011 Waterways Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Rep. of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Potential source of bridge, river and stream names and locations
9 Wicklow Mountains National Park Story Map Data Parks Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Wicklow CC-BY 4.0 points of interest around Wicklow Mountains National Park
10 Ballycroy National Park Story Map Data Parks Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Mayo CC-BY 4.0 points of interest around Ballycroy National Park
11 Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2006-2008 Coastal Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Rep. of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Saltmarsh locations around the coast
12 Special Areas of Conservation Conservation Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Rep. of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 SAC boundaries & names
13 Natural Heritage Areas Conservation Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep. of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Natural Heritage Area (NHA) boundaries and names
14 National Monuments Service - Archaeological Survey of Ireland Historical Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Historical sites and features
15 National Survey of Native Woodlands 2003-2008 Land Cover Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Boundaries, species of native woodlands
16 Inventory of Irish coastal lagoons 2007 Coastal Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Lagoon names and boundaries
17 National survey and assessment of the conservation status of Irish sea cliffs Coastal Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 polyline shapefile representing the locations of sections of cliffs in Ireland
18 Special Protection Areas Conservation Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 SPA's for birds
19 Nature Reserves - Points of Interest Conservation Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 POI's in nature reserves as well as owner and SI references
20 Monuments to Visit - points of interest Historical Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 POI's and details on monuments
21 National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) National Dataset Historical Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 post-1700 architectural heritage
22 National Parks - Points of Interest Parks Link Dept of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 location and attribution information on Irelands National Parks
23 Crimes at Garda Stations Public Services Link AiRO Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Includes, name, location, ref, and garda district for every garda station.
24 Maritime Limits Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary Link Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 outer limit of the exclusive economic zone is the line every point of which lies at a distance of 200 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline.
25 Maritime Limits Irish Contiguous Zone Boundary Link Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 the marine boundary between 12NM and 24NM, is the jurisdiction to prevent and or punish infringement of customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws
26 Maritime Limits Irish Internal Waters Boundary Link Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 includes waterways such as rivers and canals, and sometimes the water within small bays.
27 Maritime Limits Irish Continental Shelf Boundary Link Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0
28 Maritime Limits Irish Territorial Sea Boundary Link Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 he outer limit of the territorial seas is the line every point of which is at a distance of 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline
29 Maritime Limits Irish Baseline Boundary Link Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 The territorial sea extends out to 12 nautical miles from the baselines
30 Mineral Locations and 2014 Quarry Directory Land Cover Link Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Quarry location along with operation ifo etc. Note - Link is to old DCENR site. Update link from www.dcenr to www.dccae to get to landing page of downloads
31 Karst Features Land Cover Link Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Karst locations - Note - Link is to old DCENR site. Update link from www.dcenr to www.dccae to get to landing page of downloads
32 Data on Individual Schools Education Link Department of Education and Skills Rep of Ireland Attributon? Contact details, ethos, boy/girl mixes etc
33 General Election 2016 Constituency Details Boundary Link Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Names (EN & GA), seats, ref #'s of GE constituencies
34 Dublin City Public Cycle Parking Stands Transportation Link Dublin City Council. Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Locations of Dublin City bicycle parking stands incl capacity, covered, type etc
35 Roads and Streets in Dublin City Transportation Link Dublin City Council. Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Details on over 4,000 roads and streets in Dublin City. Dataset compiled by the Roads and Traffic Division Dublin City Council listing 4772 roads, street, lanes and bridges in the Dublin City council administrative area. Details include alphabetical listing of road names; street class (1-National primary, 2 National secondary, 3-Regional 4-7 local road);
36 Parking Meters location tariffs and zones in Dublin City Transportation Link Dublin City Council. Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Transport and Infrasutcture Parking meters for Dublin City. 'Includes location, code, No of spaces per street
37 Conservation Areas and Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) - 2011-2017 Development Plan Historical Link Dublin City Council. Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Conservation Areas and Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs)
38 Dublin City Strategic Cycle Network Transportation Link Dublin City Council. Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 contains a spatial map of the network of existing strategic cycle routes in Dublin City
39 Dublin Wheel Chair Access Guide Accessibility Link Dublin City Council. Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 A guide to accessiblity facilities in Dublin i.e. businesses. Lists business name, address and contact details
40 Dublin Bus GPS sample data from Dublin City Council (Insight Project) Transportation Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Bus GPS data across Dublin City. Bus routes and stops etc should be contained in this file however its a big one. the sample file alone for 1 month is 836mb's
41 Roads Maintenance Annual Works Programme Transportation Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 names and x,y coords for some roads in Dublin city. Might be useful if we compare to missing road names in OSM
42 Dublin City Council Administrative Area Maps Boundaries Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 5 administrative areas that together form the boundary of Dublin City Council
43 Dublin City Community Maps Amenities Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 A database of community related amenities in the Dublin City area. Dataset of 2,500+ amenities covering categories such as education, council facilities, places of worship, transport, sport & recreation etc
44 Street Lighting Dublin City Addressing Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 public lighting pole locations , with street ID s and address descriptors (e.g.utside House no., opposite house no.) and Location co-ordinates
45 Art in the Parks - A Guide to Sculpture in Dublin City Council Parks Parks Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Location of sculptures in public parks with name, detailed description and photographs
46 Walk Dublin Wayfinding Data Parks Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 The JSON file contains the POI dataset with attributes: name, address, geocode, description and phone number.
47 Dublin City Centre Litter Bin Survey Amenities Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 location of street litter bins in Dublin City Centre
48 dublinbikes Transportation Link Dublin City Council Dublin City Open Licence Dublin Bikes real time and static data
49 Register of car sprayers and dry cleaners using solvents in industrial process Addressing Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 Addresses for many businesses around Dublin
50 Dublin City Boundary - 2011-2017 Development Plan Boundaries Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 City Boundary maps for the 2011-2017 Dublin City Development Plan
51 Dublin City Libraries Accessibility Audit Accessibility Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 contains a list of Dublin City branch library addresses, the number of floor within the building and an audit checklist indicating whether these libraries are accessible for people with disabilities and if they have publicly accessible toilets.
52 Residential Permit Parking Area in Dublin City Council Transportation Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 contains list of roads where both residential parking permits and pay and display systems apply
53 On Street Disabled Parking Bay in Dublin City Council area Transportation Link Dublin City Council Dublin City CC-BY 4.0 outlines the disabled parking bays on streets and roads with the Dublin City Council administrative area. Fields include index, streetname, postal code, no of disabled spaces at that location, location/nearest street adress.
54 Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits Services Link Benefacts Rep of Ireland CC-BY 4.0 Contains address info for 18,000 non-profits in Ireland
55 DLR Pitches Sport Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 includes grass and synthetic surfaces. Sports included are GAA, Soccer, Rugby and others. It includes a number, size and its location (Lat/Long).
56 DLR Arts Venues Culture Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 contains the names of Arts Venues in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area and includes their locations (Lat/Long).
57 DLR Sculpture Trail Map Parks Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 Information about public sculptures and monuments in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. No coords though updated file requested from DLR CoCo
58 DLR Refuse Bins Locations Services Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 These files contain the location of refuse bins within Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co area
59 DLR Public Lighting Services Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 contains point data indicating the location of the lights and their Reference number (Equip_No)
60 DLR Landscape Maintenance & Additional Sites Parks Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 contains sites that are maintained by Parks and Landscape Section for DLR
61 DLR Parking Tag Information Transportation Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 A description of the parking locations in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council's Administrative Area and the associated 'Parkingtag' reference codes.
62 DLR Casual Trading Locations Business Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0 Casual Trading Locations in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. GIS format requested
63 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0
64 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0
65 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0
66 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0
67 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council DLR Area CC-BY 4.0
68 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
69 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
70 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
71 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
72 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
73 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
74 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
75 Link Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Address Info in Datasets

The following datasets are already listed above as potentials for import however the list below shows which ones contain useful information in relation to addressing

Name of Dataset Link See Also Link
Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits Link
Primary Schools Link Data on Individual Schools Link
Post Primary Schools Link Data on Individual Schools Link
Dublin Wheel Chair Access Guide Link
Street Lighting Dublin City Link
Register of car sprayers and dry cleaners using solvents in industrial process Link