Here's the key bit from the blog post:
So is there a strategy for GIS in Local Authorities that adopts Open Standards, offers the advantages of Open Source and above all delivers on the Open Government agenda that is emerging as a mantra of our politicians? Well yes, I believe there is and it’s a hybrid model.
The article is unsigned, but the head of marketing let us know of the post. She shared it was penned by CTO Eamonn Doyle.
Worth noting: Esri Ireland uses the free, hosted version of Wordpress, an open source blogging platform.