One thing the Republic’s government could usefully do is to find some way of investing in a MySociety franchise. The advantages of a Theyworkforyou.com over the currently, very clunky Oireachtas debate sites are obvious. And they’ve now launched a Whatdotheyknow site for collating FOI requests in a manageable, searchible format. It’s still in prototype, but they want you to look and it and use and feedback to them on how to make it better.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty