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Open Letter to Minister Brendan Howlin TD re ogpIRL 111013

Open Letter to Minister Brendan Howlin TD re ogpIRL 111013

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An open letter signed by 38 members of Irish civil society, seeking a meeting with Minister Brendan Howlin to clarify the future of the OGP process in Ireland
An open letter signed by 38 members of Irish civil society, seeking a meeting with Minister Brendan Howlin to clarify the future of the OGP process in Ireland

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Brendan Howlin TDMinister for Public Expenditure and Reform
11th October 2013Dear Minister Howlin,We are writing to you as some members of the ad hoc grouping interested in open governmentthat has been engaging with the Government Reform Unit in your Department for several monthsnow.In recent months we have passed a couple of important milestones. You issued the letter of intent to the Open Government Partnership for Ireland to participate (20
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May 2013), andTransparency International Ireland was contracted to carry out a consultation process with thepublic and civil society organisations, with a report submitted within recent days to theDepartment that compiled suggestions generated by public and civil society organisations fromthis initial 12 week period.We are conscious that the pressures of work around Budget 2014 may lead to delays up to 15
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October, but we would like to formally ask to meet you as soon as your schedule allows todiscuss the Government’s perspective on the Open Government Partnership and your expectations for Ireland’s first action plan. While we recognise that it will ultimately be theGovernment’s action plan, we would see benefit in maximising civil society involvement in theprocess with the goal of agreeing a co-determined plan that we can all endorse and promotepublic awareness of.We have also sought a meeting with William Beausang in your Department to continue our engagement with the Government Reform Unit and to discuss more detailed aspects of theprocess, but we would hope that you would be in a position to share with us the Government’sperspective so that we can play our role in generating awareness and enthusiasm for OpenGovernment both within the public service and among the general public.We hope that we can meet with you soon, as we work with you towards achieving the importantgoal of Ireland joining the Open Government Partnership and implementing annual action plansto make policy making open to wider public understanding and participation.Yours sincerely,Denis Parfenov, Open Knowledge Foundation - IrelandMartin Wallace, Active CitizenNuala Haughey, Transparency International IrelandMartin Hawkes, Burren Call and Climate GatheringConor Hennessy, Emigrant

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