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What We Do

Digital Single Market

Overview

The Digital Single Market function within the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) is to ensure a whole of Government approach and cross-Government coordination of the Digital Single Market (DSM) agenda.

Comments on the DSM agenda may be sent to the Department at: dsmunit@enterprise.gov.ie

DETE's Digital Single Market and Digital Economy role is to: 

  • Ensure a whole of government approach and cross government coordination of the DSM agenda;
  • Lead the Interdepartmental Group on the Digital Single Market;
  • Play a leading role in the development of the New National Digital Strategy by furthering proposals on how to develop the optimal digital ecosystem for SMEs and increasing Ireland’s digital competitiveness;
  • Develop stronger networks with other likeminded Member States, particularly the Digital 9+ countries (D9+). The D9+ is a loose affiliation of like-minded Member States on Single Market issues, comprising the nine top-ranked European countries in the European Commission annual Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), plus a small number of other countries who share similar ambitions for the Digital Single Market. The countries involved are Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland and Estonia, who are joined in the group by the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Spain;
  • Support joint initiatives by the Taoiseach and relevant Ministers;
  • Liaise closely with the Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation;
  • Strengthen engagement with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and Irish stakeholders; and 
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Cabinet Committee on European Affairs and other Cabinet Committees, as appropriate.

You can contact the Digital Single Market and Digital Economy Unit by email at: dsmunit@enterprise.gov.ie or by phone at: + 353 1 631 2121.