NI Open Gov

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network is a loose alliance of individual citizens and representatives of voluntary/community organisations aiming to engage in dialogue with the NI Executive to campaign for a more open form of government. We want government to be more transparent, participatory and accountable to the people it serves.

We aim to use the international Open Government Partnership as a vehicle to achieve this objective and are making links with similar civil society networks in the UK and Ireland.



Opengovpioneers Live

6th March 2017
This is the livestreaming page and video archive for the open government pioneers UK livestreams and webcasts. Open video list in new window
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Democracy Day – Democracy on Trial

17th February 2017
Hosted by the Northern Ireland Open Government Network, this fun event will explore the state of democracy post Trump and Brexit. It will take the form of a show trial that puts Democracy in the dock to consider whether it’s guilty of failing people in the UK, the US and across the world. As part…
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ElectionsNI: Assembly Elections #AE17 – We’re back!

15th February 2017
(via ODI Belfast) Well, it doesn’t seem all that long since we were frantically crowdsourcing live elections data for our ElectionsNI project. In fact, it’s only been ten months, but we’re back to another round of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. This time round it’ll be every bit as interesting, perhaps more so as people…
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Sinn Féin response to NIOGN letter on donor transparency – February 2017

13th February 2017
In response to our letter about transparency on political party donations, we received the following response from Michelle O’Neill on behalf of Sinn Féin: “Sinn Féin is committed to ensuring the highest levels of transparency in the funding of political parties whether that is in the form of donations or loans. Our commitment is to…
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Green Party response to NIOGN letter on donor transparency – January 2017

27th January 2017
In response to our letter about transparency on political party donations Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party said: “Openness and transparency are key principles of the Green Party. We have raised this issue numerous times in the past and pledge to continue to do so. Our party is the only party in Northern Ireland who published…
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Alliance Party response to NIOGN letter on donor transparency – January 2017

27th January 2017
In response to our letter on donor transparency, the leader of the Alliance Party Naomi Long sent us the following letter addressed to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire: “FAO:  Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Dear James, Thank you for your recent letter seeking the views of the Alliance Party in respect of the…
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TUV response to NIOGN letter on donor transparency – January 2017

27th January 2017
Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice has responded to our letter on donor transparency, referring to recent correspondence sent to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire:   “I wrote to the Secretary of State on 5th January restating the long standing position of my party that there should be full transparency around donations. TUV…
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Ulster Unionist Party response to NIOGN letter on donor transparency – January 2017

27th January 2017
In response to our letter on donor transparency, Mike Nesbitt of the Ulster Unionist Party has sent us a copy of his letter to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire. He believes the time is now right to introduce transparency:  
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NI Open Government Network – Letter to NI party leaders on donor transparency – January 2017

24th January 2017
The NI Open Government has written an open letter to the leaders of the NI Political Parties asking for their commitment to transparency on political party donations. The letter is reproduced below; and the responses we receive will also be published below.  
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Open Government Pioneers Project UK Wiki

11th January 2017
Use the Open Government Pioneers Project UK Wiki to engage with the plans to build the capacity of civil society and citizens across the UK to use open government approaches to progress the Sustainable Development Goals. https://opengovpioneers.miraheze.org
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