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UK welcomes Ireland to the Open Government Partnership

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Ireland have announced their intention to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

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Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office in the UK government, current lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), said:

I warmly welcome Ireland’s intention to participate in the OGP - a move strongly backed by Irish civil society.

As current lead co-chair of the OGP, the UK is evangelical about spreading the word of the benefits of open government. The essence of the OGP is collaboration between governments and civil society to forge more innovative and open ways of working that give the public more choice, foster growth and keep governments honest.

Read a statement from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (PDF, 53KB), including Ireland’s letter of intent.

Published 20 May 2013