|Does the Member State have a National Interoperability Framework?||No||The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) intends preparing a National Interoperability Framework in line with the Action 41 of the national eGovernment Strategy, eGovernment 2012-2015 and the Digital Agenda for Europe. It should be noted that there are significant examples of interoperable services in place as part of Ireland’s overarching approach to Public Service Reform, including: • Single Customer View: A central system providing a single view of the identity of Public Service customers. This solution will be instrumental in helping public bodies to improve the quality of customer identity data, improve assurances around identity claims, remove duplication of effort from recording and checking processes, and facilitate the provision of online identity services. • Events Notification: A solution for the central electronic publication of life events in a simple and secure way. • Government Networks/Telecommunications: Government Networks (GN) is a private, managed, secure, reliable, wide area network (WAN) connecting government agencies on a data, voice and video capable network. A number of key Government applications (including G2C and G2B) are supported by this network, such as the Revenue Online System at www.revenue.ie. • National Digital Radio Services: The National Digital Radio Service, based on Tetra, has been implemented allowing for unlimited communications between the various emergency and security services of the State. • Justice Sector – Criminal Justice Interoperability Project (CJIP): was developed to facilitate the exchange of summons applications made by An Garda Síochána (the national police force) to the District Courts. This was put in place as a solution to a labour intensive administrative process prone to delays. It has eliminated 75% of the administrative process steps and has replaced a paper based information exchange with a standardised integrated electronic information exchange delivering improvements in the timeliness, accuracy and quality of criminal prosecution data. • Procurement – eTenders: www.etenders.gov.ie is part of the Irish Government's strategy for the implementation of eProcurement in the Irish Public Sector. The site is designed to be a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities to advertise procurement opportunities and award notices. This site is interoperable with the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), allowing Awarding Authorities to publish notices on the site which will then be sent to the OJEU automatically. • Public Services Card: The Department of Social Protection has started rollout of a Public Services Card (PSC) which will bring improvements over the existing Social Services Card and Free Travel schemes. The card includes customer photo identification and introduces a number of significant improvements. The new card incorporates a contactless integrated ticketing chip for travel entitlement on services which have been enabled with smart card reading devices.|
|Have public administrations aligned their national interoperability frameworks with the European Interoperability Framework?||No||The NIF/EIF alignment will be made after the formal publication of the Irish NIF|
|Does the NIF take into account the European dimension of public service delivery?||-||Ireland's overarching approach to eGovernment reflects EU priorities|
|Is IPv6 supported?||Yes||IPv6 is supported on the core of Government Networks and we have successfully used it to access ipv6 services. We have a large block of IPv6 addresses allocated to us from the European addressing body (RIPE). We have a number of providers for external IPv6 access. Mandatory support for IVv6 is a requirement for all of our external internet connectivity tenders. The trace below shows an active link from one of our core servers to Google’s IPv6 page. [root@cwint ~]# ping6 ipv6.google.com PING ipv6.google.com(dy-in-x68.1e100.net) 56 data bytes 64 bytes from dy-in-x68.1e100.net: icmp_seq=0 ttl=57 time=2.11 ms 64 bytes from dy-in-x68.1e100.net: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=2.21 ms 64 bytes from dy-in-x68.1e100.net: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=2.26 ms 64 bytes from dy-in-x68.1e100.net: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=2.12 ms It should also be supported on all Government Networks connections to agencies as we have included it in the default tender template for the last couple of years. However, actual support will vary based on the hardware agencies use to connect directly.|
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