Niall Ó Brolcháin

Niall Ó Brolcháin – Node Leader


Niall Ó Brolcháin (Male) is a researcher in the eGovernment group at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway (formerly known as Digital Enterprise Research Institute – DERI). Mr. Ó Brolcháin has over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. He graduated in Business and Computer studies and holds a postgraduate diploma in Digital Media, Project Management and Marketing. He was a pioneer in the use of the World Wide Web and the Internet. He has also spent 10 years working in local and national Government in Ireland. He served as Mayor of Galway City from 2006-07 and was a member of Seanad Eireann the upper house of the Irish Parliament until 2011 where he served as spokesperson on Transport, Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and deputy Government whip. He previously served as parliamentary secretary to the Irish Government. He has a keen interest in Transport, Energy, Heritage and the Environment and has served as chair of Galway City’s Environment Strategic Policy Committee. He served as deputy chairperson on the Western River Basin District project as part of Ireland’s implementation of the Water Framework Directive. He has many years practical experience in policy development and has worked as an advisor to the Irish Government on its Open Data policy.


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