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Rabbitte launches National Digital Strategy

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 04:49 PM

The average Irish adult spends €116 per month online and 80% of the adult population shops online while business in the digital area grows ten times faster than the economy as a whole yet only 23 per cent of Irish companies do business online. To tackle this and more Minister Pat Rabbitte has announced the first phase of Ireland’s National Digital Strategy.

Minister Rabbitte said: “Governments tend to focus more on demand, why are 20 per cent of the population not online? Why are so many businesses not set up for ecommerce?

The first phase of the National Digital Strategy is focused on:

Stimulating the indigenous economy by helping small business to expand online

Support in preparing the next generation for future jobs and

Making sure everyone in society benefits from digital.

“Ireland’s future will be more influenced than ever by digital. For the vast majority of jobs of all types digital skills will be a basic prerequisite. The skills required are readily achieved, but to ensure everyone has access to them we need to actively connect those without skills to those with skill.”

Find out more about the first phase of Ireland's National Digital Strategy at the Department website. You can also read Minister Rabbitte's statement on the strategy in our media centre.


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