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Assessment of the Macro-Economic Impact of Internet/Digital on the Irish Economy

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This report was commissioned by the Department to inform the National Digital Strategy.  Based on research conducted by independent economic consultants in late 2012 it outlines and quantifies the economic contribution of digital to the economy.  It finds that digital accounted for €7.1 billion or 4.4% of GDP in 2012.  The report demonstrates the growing importance of digital to future growth and prosperity.  At the time of publication digital supported c95,000 jobs in the Irish Economy and showed the digital part of the economy was growing at 16% per annum - then 10 times the growth rate for the economy as a whole.

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