Open Knowledge

Legislation 60% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (HTML, PDF)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB))
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


I have sent another note regarding bulk download and the licence. They did not get back to me last year so I have chanced bulk download to no.

YES - MACHINE READABLE, the data are available in PDF format and also html.

UNSURE: AVAILABLE IN BULK I have sent them a question, they now have mobile apps, which means it may possible via some sort of API? I have sent them a question.

NO: Open Licence, I have sent them a question, in the footer of the site the following is indicated "© Government of Ireland. Oireachtas Copyright Material is reproduced with the permission of the Houses of the Oireachtas". There is no licence information on the site.

Reviewer comments

The submission is correct.



  • Kamil Gregor


  • anonymous