Cork native, Dublin resident Gavin Sheridan is putting his considerable energy behind a new journalism for the new media, digital media era. Employing evolving techniques of data-driven journalism, process journalism and computer assisted reporting, he’s using digital technology and Ireland’s Freedom of Information (FOI) laws to nudge the Irish government towards transparency, accountability and openness.

He’s found some of the most tantalizing information at the granular level of government expense reports. “I can see the expense claims, the receipts–I can see this guy spent 400 euros on hiring a hat for his wife to go to the races in England”…for the full story, click here to go to

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