This eGovernment Strategy has been developed with the aim of succinctly setting out the next phase of eGovernment in Ireland. It sets out the contextual changes that have occurred since the publication of the first eGovernment Strategy, particularly with regard to a more joined-up Civil Service, a more digitally focused European Union and significant changes in technology, use of technology and resulting public expectation. It recognises the progress that has continued to be made and the momentum that has been created by the Public Service ICT Strategy and its 18-step delivery plan.

The Strategy therefore focuses on 10 key actions. These are designed to continue the momentum in Ireland’s drive for excellence in eGovernment, ensure alignment with the wider EU eGovernment agenda and ensure that the next strategic review is carried out against a background of success and achievement.