Population sizes of counties mapped as letters

In the 2011 census, the Greater Dublin Area (Meath, Kildare and Wicklow) now accounts for 40% of the population of Ireland, while Co Dublin alone accounts just under 30%. Here’s the population sizes of the counties of Ireland mapped: DATA SOURCE: Census 2011 on cso.ie

DATA BLOG: How, when and where we travel

The National Transport Authority (NTA) launched its draft strategy for the Greater Dublin Area recently. The NTA stressed at the time that it was not just a list of projects, as shown below it’s also based on fairly substantial data. Here, we reproduce some of the interesting graphed data from the strategy. Click on the images to view larger versions. […]

DATA BLOG: Real-time bus displays locations

Here’s the locations of real-time bus displays which are installed or due to be installed around Dublin. The data is currently incomplete. It also only includes Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council areas — it does not include Fingal or South Dublin. As a note from the council says: These lists were prepared by Dublin Bus. […]

Do you know where your local polling station is?

If you don’t, hittheroad.ie have a map of the polling stations in Co Dublin. It includes the City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, and South Dublin. You can find it at election.hittheroad.ie. The site’s excellent Dublin transport route map can be found at hittheroad.ie.

DATA BLOG: School inspection reports 22/02/2011

The following is a list of the Department of Education school inspection reports published today for the Dublin area. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were […]

DATA BLOG: Map of Dublin murders and killings

The map only shows murders and killings for 2010, some data maybe incomplete or missing. Locations are as exact as possible but sometimes only mark the general area of the incident. The map does not currently show attempted murders. Shooting = red Shooting (more than one killed) = red pinpoint Stabbings = yellow Other / […]

DATE BLOG: Latest school inspection reports

The following are recent Department of Education school inspection reports. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were looked at. WSE = whole-school evaluations. Sorted […]

DATA BLOG: Fingal continues its open data project

We don’t usually publish press releases on the Data Blog, but here’s a positive data related one which shows Fingal County Council has not lost interest in their Fingal Open Data project launched last year. Their open data portal is at http://data.fingal.ie/ and here’s the release: Fingal First With Open Data Website The Fingal Open Data Website is the first of its kind […]

Journalists only made 8 requests to Fingal in 5 years

Journalists only make 8 FOI requests to Fingal County Council between 2004 and 2008. Requests from journalists, however, were were higher in 2009, with 9 requests in a single year. The information was released as Fingal County Council launched the Fingal Open Data today: fingal.ie/opendata/ Out of 415 requests in six years, only 19 were from journalists:

DATA BLOG: Dublin city manager diaries

As a part of a process of freeing Government information, using Freedom of Information we requested a copy of the diaries of the city manager and the diaries of the assistant city managers for the year 2009, and for 2010 up to the end of August 2010. This was the response: “Copies of the diaries are released insofar as […]

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