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Current Action Plan

2021-2023

Action Plan 3

  • Number of Commitments: 5
  • Policy Area Focus: Not specified

Ireland’s third action plan renewed national engagement in the open government process. It includes a promising commitment on lobbying transparency that would improve enforcement of the “cooling-off period” for public officials entering the private sector. To deliver substantial results from commitments on anticorruption and access to information, the IRM recommends building on the publication of planned legislative reviews to implement recommendations emerging from those reviews.

Ireland joined the OGP in 2013. This review evaluates the design of Ireland’s third action plan, which includes three commitments, emanating from the Programme for Government. The commitments build on initiatives from the previous action plans on anticorruption, access to information, and lobbying regulation. More



Contact

Ailís Henry Public Service Transformation Delivery Unit, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Ailis.Henry@per.gov.ie

Commitments


Resources

  1. Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement through Transparency, Participation, and Accountability

    2021, Resource, Web page

  2. Ireland – Notification of Late Action Plan (Cohort Shift) – January 2019

    2019, Letter, Web page

  3. Ireland – Under Review Letter – February 2020

    2020, Letter, Web page

  4. Ireland 2014-2015 IRM Progress Report (Final)

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  5. Ireland 2017 Late SAR Letter – February 2018

    2018, Letter, Web page

  6. Ireland Action Plan 2021-2023

    2021, Action Plan, Web page

  7. Ireland Action Plan Review 2021-2023

    2022, IRM Report, Web page

  8. Ireland Action Plan Review 2021-2023 – For Public Comment

    2022, Report Comments, Web page

  9. Ireland End of Term Self-Assessment Report 2014-16

    2016, Self Assessment, Web page

  10. Ireland End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  11. Ireland End-of-Term Report 2014-2016 – For Public Comment

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  12. Ireland End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

  13. Ireland End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2019, Report Comments, Web page

  14. Ireland End-of-Term Self-Assessment 2016-2018

    2019, Self Assessment, Web page

  15. Ireland First IRM Report – Public Comments Received

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  16. Ireland Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  17. Ireland Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  18. Ireland Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  19. Ireland Mid-Term Self-Assessment Report 2016-2018

    2018, Self Assessment, Web page

  20. Ireland National Action Plan 2016-2018

    2016, Action Plan, Web page

  21. Ireland, First Action Plan, 2014-16

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  22. Ireland, Midterm Self-Assessment Report, 2014-16

    2015, Self Assessment, Web page

  23. Late Letter – November 2016 – Ireland

    2016, Letter, Web page

  24. OGP Letter to Ireland Regarding Late Action Plan: November 2016

    2017, Letter, Web page

  25. Parliamentary Engagement in OGP: Learning from the Evidence

    2021, Research Product, Web page


Current Data

The data below is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
9
2
4
Action Plan 2
1
0
2
Action Plan 3

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
4
7

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Action Plan 3

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3

Current Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
No data
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
No data
Action Implications
No data
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
No data
Action Implications
No data
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
No data

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