Over our lifetime as an organisation, Castlebridge has become the go-to authority in data governance, privacy and ethics. This page is your resource for all our knowledge and expertise.

We are constantly researching, asking questions and challenging the status quo in order to contribute to the conversations happening today and share this knowledge and insight with our client base to achieve actual business results. A quick look at our blog & whitepaper archive will illustrate just how often we are correct in our forward thinking!

We are also called upon regularly by Irish and international businesses, academia and media to speak about our knowledge in these areas.

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Thoughts on Department of Health Data Gathering – PrimeTime Investigates

Last night, RTÉ's Investigations Unit aired a story about the Department of Health and data gathering practices in respect of vulnerable persons (autistic children and young adults) on whose behalf litigation was initiated historically to get access to necessary services,…
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Management Literacy is Data Literacy

. There has been a lot of discussion about Data Literacy over the few years. Organisations like Gartner have come out with definitions and models. My colleague Daragh O Brien is doing work on it with the Leaders' Data Group.…
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Megan Markle Knows Something About Privacy

In the aftermath of Oprah's interview many have focused on what Megan got wrong about the workings of the monarchy. No, the couple did not in fact technically get married privately before the giant ceremony broadcast to the world. Additionally,…
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Data Driven Business – Get your Foundations Right!

I was going to write something completely different this week about data driven businesses. I was going to look at the future looking world of data literacy and data skills competencies frameworks. I've been doing a lot of work on…

Our most recent research has been in the area of Data Ethics, resulting in the publication of “Ethical Data and Information Management” by our Directors Daragh O Brien and Dr. Katherine O’Keefe.  As data ethics has become the next emerging trend in Enterprise Information Management, this book paves the way in thinking on the subject not only in Ireland but around the world.

We have also developed a range of training modules that expand on the concepts explored in the book.

” [This book] describes the frameworks needed to think through such issues in easy-to-read way. All those working with data should give it a careful read and keep it for ready reference.
Even more, senior leaders should take it to heart. More than anything else, ethical behavior throughout the company depend on the “tone at the top.” I’m certain the vast majority of senior leaders want to set the right tone—O’Keefe and O’Brien explain how.” 

Dr Thomas C Redman

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TV, Radio and Press

The Castlebridge team are regular contributors to media in Ireland and abroad, on topics relating to information quality, social media, governance, and data privacy. We are sought out for our objective and informative voices. We also shed light on the social, economic, and regulatory impacts of information-related issues in an accessible and engaging manner.

Click here to see our TV, Radio, and Press page.


We deliver an evidence-based approach for our clients and our passion drives us to be “always learning”. We continuously conduct research on information strategy, privacy, governance and ethics.

Our research activities often result in published whitepapers, either as Castlebridge papers or published with partner organisations. View our Whitepapers page here.

View our Resources & Publications page here.

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Case Studies

At Castlebridge we focus on what works, applying key learnings from research and client engagements to deliver value. When we learn things that work, we like to figure out why and share those insights through anonymised case studies. In keeping with our core value of discretion, case studies may reflect learnings from more than one project.

View our Case Studies page here.