TASC has a track record in its work on supporting stronger democracy and democratic accountability, from its ground-breaking Democracy Commission in 2003 and the first ever Democratic Audit of Ireland, published in 2007.TASC’s democracy work has most recently focused on two areas:
An open government ‘toolkit’ - a set of guides for citizens on how government works and how we can all play a part in decisions that affect our lives.
Secondly, TASC has played a role, alongside other civil society organisations, working with the Government Reform Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to implement reforms contained in Ireland's Open Government Partnership National Action Plan as part of the international Open Government Partnership. See the Irish Open Government Partnership website, and the international OGP website for more details.
Our publications listing also contains our submissions and policy briefs on issues relating to lobbying reform and open government.
TASC is not currently undertaking any research in the Open Government space.