Irish government published a digital inclusion roadmap

The Minister for Public Expenditure in Ireland has published a roadmap to achieve digital inclusion and ensure that no one is left behind in the digital age.

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The Minister for Public Expenditure in Ireland, Paschal Donohoe, has published Digital for Good: Ireland’s Digital Inclusion Roadmap. The roadmap aims to make Ireland one of the most digitally inclusive states in the EU and ensure that everyone can use digital services meaningfully. It combines existing initiatives and provides vital supplementary measures to improve digital skills, access, and infrastructure. The roadmap reflects the UN sustainable development goals’ ‘Leave No One Behind’ principle and aligns with the Public Service Transformation 2030 Strategy. The Minister thanked representative groups for their valuable contributions in preparing the roadmap. Minister of State Ossian Smyth emphasized the importance of digital inclusion in designing and delivering quality digital public services.

Why is it important?

Ireland’s Digital Inclusion Roadmap, ‘Digital for Good,’ is important as it addresses the potential digital divide that could disadvantage certain individuals in an increasingly technology-dependent society. By prioritizing skills, access, and infrastructure, the roadmap ensures that all citizens can fully participate in the digital age, promoting social equity, economic opportunity, and meaningful engagement with digital services.