Organisations use issue tracking systems (ITSs) to track and document their projects’ work in units called issues. This style of documentation encourages evolutionary refinement, as each issue can be independently improved, commented on, linked to other issues, and progressed through the organisational workflow. Commonly studied ITSs so far include GitHub, GitLab, and Bugzilla, while Jira, one of the most popular ITS in practice with a wealth of additional information, has yet to receive such attention. Unfortunately, diverse public Jira datasets are rare, likely due to the difficulty in finding and accessing these repositories. With this paper, we release a dataset of 16 public Jiras with 1822 projects, spanning 2.7 million issues with a combined total of 32 million changes, 9 million comments, and 1 million issue links. We believe this Jira dataset will lead to many fruitful research projects investigating issue evolution, issue linking, cross-project analysis, as well as cross-tool analysis when combined with existing well-studied ITS datasets.