Local Chapters/Applications/Ireland

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Applicant information

OpenStreetMap Ireland CLG
Operating title
OpenStreetMap Ireland (OSM IE)
Region or topic
The island of Ireland (please read the Company governance guide, regarding Northern Ireland).
Contact name
Ciaran Staunton
Contact email
Contact phone
Kept private
Registered place of business
28 Chandlers Guild, D08 Kw52 Ireland
Subgroup within organization
Rough equivalent of incorporation form in UK law
Company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital
Item Link Date
Basic contact information Above
Corporate documents
Trade registry entry OSM Ireland-Certificate of Incorporation.pdf 2019-01-22
Copy of articles association or similar Constitution (22 pages). 2019-01-22
Logo OSM Ireland-Logo.png 2019-01-22
Director information Current Board members/Trustees/Officers:
  • Tadeusz Cantwell
  • Dermot McNally
  • Heikki Vesanto
  • Donal Hunt
  • Ciarán Staunton

Member count per 2019-08-23: 11

Financial information

Financial reports:

  • The company was set up on the 28th November 2018. A bank account has now (2019 Aug) been setup to hold funds belonging to the legal entity (in the name of the legal entity).

Tax returns:

  • See above

Liability insurance:

  • None is in place, however, the company will be securing this in order to hold larger events next year.
Intellectual property

Domain names:

Trademarks (please include classes):

  • None

Other exclusive rights: (company names, protected designs, patents of any kind etc):

  • None
Consultation documents
Local consultation talk-ie discussion 2019-08-22
OSMF member osmf-talk discussion 2019-08-22
OSMF signed contract File link

Other files

Company governance guide (3 pages)

Other information

Membership in or affiliations with other organisations
(for example with the Wikimedia Foundation)
There is contact and fellowship with members of this organisation but nothing formal.

Event attendance
All official events are open to all and membership entitles individuals to vote at company EGMs and AGMs. Membership is not required to attend any of the events we run (but does help cover off costs that are likely to occur over time).

Over the past 12 months, a number of meetups have been organised and run across the island of Ireland. These have been promoted publicly on social media channels, the talk-ie mailing list, the OSM event calendar and through other organisations that we've engaged / partnered with). Typical attendance size is 10-20 people.

Northern Ireland
With respect to Northern Ireland, we consciously focused on being as inclusive as possible while recognising that identity is complex issue for people in Northern Ireland. Our policies approach this in a flexible and inclusive manner with a view of cooperating with and supporting OSM users across the whole island. It's worth noting that OSM contributors in Northern Ireland have been active in the Irish community long before the creation of the formal chapter and we value their contributions to the community now and into the future.

AGM 2019