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Public Consultation on Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy



Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy aims to map out how we can positively embrace digital advances for the benefit of every citizen, business, and community in Ireland. We want to educate and empower all our citizens to embrace digital to improve their lives. This Strategy builds on the previous National Digital Strategy - Phase 1: Digital Engagement, launched in 2013, which encouraged and assisted citizens and small businesses to get online.

An Information Note, which briefly outlines the ambition behind the new National Digital Strategy, and an accompanying Questions & Answers Document are available below to assist with submissions.

Purpose of the Consultation process

This public consultation process will inform the drafting of Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that we support and shape the impact of technology for good and manage the transformation in an inclusive and citizen centric way. The public consultation aims to give the public and interested stakeholders a chance to tell Government what priorities should be addressed in the Strategy. Through answering the series of questions, your submission will help us carve out the issues and priorities that matter to the people of Ireland, and create a strong new National Digital Strategy.

Following the conclusion of the consultation phase, all submissions will be published online and Government will draft and publish a Strategy that reflects them.

The Public Consultation will run from the 22nd of October until the 23rd of November 2018.


How to submit your response

Create your own user feedback survey

You can also click here to access the survey and submit it online. Alternatively, the survey questionnaire can be downloaded here and completed offline, then emailed to:


Alternatively, responses can be sent by post to:

National Digital Strategy team,

Department of the Taoiseach,

Upper Merrion Street,

Dublin 2

Supporting materials

Information Note

Questions & Answers Document

Press Release 

Freedom of Information

It should be noted that submissions received, and reports of any further consultations undertaken with any parties in response to this request, will be subject to Freedom of Information legislation and may be published on the Department of Taoiseach/gov.ie website.


Queries should be sent to NationalDigitalStrategy@taoiseach.gov.ie