The National Digital Strategy (NDS) document "Phase 1 - Digital Engagement" was launched in July 2013. The main focus of the NDS is on Doing more with Digital. It is a foundation step to help Ireland to reap the full rewards of a digitally enabled society.
The Strategy sets out a vision and a number of practical actions and steps to encourage and assist more citizens and small businesses to get on line. Phase 1 focuses on Business & Enterprise, Citizen Training and Schools & Education.
The internet connects billions of people and creates many new opportunities including ways to save money, become better connected as a citizen and to access new markets and grow businesses.
The ultimate goal is the optimal economic and social use of the internet by business, individuals and by Government.