Rabbitte announces new National Digital Strategy

Thursday 11 July 2013 19.14
Pat Rabbitte said the strategy would provide financing for small companies to help improve their online trading presence
Pat Rabbitte said the strategy would provide financing for small companies to help improve their online trading presence

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has announced the first phase of the Government's National Digital Strategy.

The strategy is designed to help small Irish businesses to expand their operations online.

It also aims to improve computer skills among young people and help older people to engage more with digital technology.

Mr Rabbitte said the strategy would provide financing for small companies to help improve their online trading presence.

He said it would also spearhead digital education programmes for the youngest citizens and elderly people who had not used the internet before.

The strategy was launched at the ''Doing More with Digital'' event in Trinity College Dublin this morning.

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