This is a very good question that we hear often. GODI is a community-driven assessment. Unfortunately, we did not have enough submissions in 2016 coming from community submitters. Therefore we could not include Ireland this year.
You can participate in the coming GODI, or maybe Open Knowledge Ireland can help you to run a stand-alone assessment in the interim phase? For this year we unfortunately do not add more countries.
Please do get in touch if you have further questions