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IRELAND: Freely available datasets, statistics and reports

Ireland's Open Data Portal

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 data.gov.ie portal brings these datasets together in a single searchable website.

Data.gov.ie 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.

The Central bank

The Central Bank is the main compiler of Irish financial statistics. Our analysis informs the decisions of the European Central Bank, the Government, financial services firms and the public. The Central Bank’s published data and commentary covers areas such as credit and deposits developments, mortgage arrears, interest rates, investment funds, securities issues and quarterly financial accounts.

Central Statistics Office

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is Ireland's national statistical office and its purpose is to impartially collect, analyse and make available statistics about Ireland’s people, society and economy. At national level, CSO official statistics inform decision making across a range of areas including construction, health, welfare, the environment and the economy. At European level they provide an accurate picture of Ireland’s economic and social performance and enable comparisons between Ireland and other countries.

The CSO is also responsible for coordinating the official statistics of other public authorities. 

Ireland’s open data portal promoting innovation and transparency through the publication of Irish Public Sector data in open, free and reusable formats link. 

ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute)

The mission of the Economic and Social Research Institute is to advance evidence-based policymaking that supports economic sustainability and social progress in Ireland. ESRI researchers apply the highest standards of academic excellence to challenges facing policymakers, focusing on 11 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland. https://www.esri.ie/

ISSDA (Irish Social Science Data Archive)

Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination based in UCD

An Garda Siochana

Road accident statistics and other garda publications. Annual Reports including regional demographic. Crime data/statistics. Crime Assets Bureau statistics.