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# Open government

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Voices
Column: The Open Government Partnership offers real opportunities for civil society participation
We need to consign the culture of ‘group-think’ that contributed to the banking collapse to the dim and distant past. Open government and open data the way forward for job creation, writes Brian Hayes TD.
# Houses of Oireachtas
The Dáil and Seanad sat for 1,699 hours and cost €105.5 million last year
The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission has published its annual report today with some interesting numbers on how the Dáil compares to other parliaments…
# Petitions system
Petitions system to allow public to 'set parliamentary agenda'
An Oireachtas committee will take petitions from the public and be “a robust body acting on behalf of our people” according to its chairman.
# telly
Videos: RTÉ doc puts spotlight on Ruairí Quinn and his department
Documentary being aired tonight promises unprecedented access to Ruairí Quinn during a crucial period in his first months as Education Minister and we have a sneak peek…
# Open government
Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers
Transparency International Ireland has reacted to a report in today’s Irish Times outlining proposed laws that will force lobbyists to disclose their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants.
# Snap Happy
Here’s how the government has spent over €104k on photography
Figures revealed this week detail how over €104,000 has been spent by the government on photography since it took office.