Public consultation on the development of the department’s Statement of Strategy 2024-2025

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) is currently seeking input on the development of its new Statement of Strategy to cover the period 2024-2025.

This important document will set out our high-level goals, as well as the strategic actions, which will enable our vision to:

“make Ireland the best place to succeed in business across all parts of our country, with vibrant enterprises, more high-quality employment, growing trade, fair workplaces and higher productivity”. 

To assist the department in defining its strategic vision for the next 18 months, you are invited to submit your views for consideration in the development of the strategy. You can view the department’s preliminary draft of the new Statement of Strategy in the attachment below. 

The draft strategy reflects the medium-term priorities for this department and sets out a proposed new mission to lead on sustainable economic development through the creation and maintenance of high-quality employment across all parts of our country by:

  • championing enterprise
  • ensuring a competitive business base to incentivise work, sustainable enterprise, innovation and investment
  • strengthening global connections and trade
  • promoting fair and competitive markets and responsible business practice
  • as well as safe, flexible and decent workplaces through the regulatory and enforcement work of the department, its offices and its agencies 

More detailed information on the department’s business activities, along with our mandate, is available on our website at


Please email your views on the draft Statement of Strategy to

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm, 24 July 2024. 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information

We are committed to engaging with stakeholders in a clear, open and transparent manner. Any person or organisation can make a submission in relation to this consultation. All submissions and feedback will be considered by the department before the final version of the Statement of Strategy is published. 

Please note that it is intended that all submissions received will be made available under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI) and will also be published on the department’s website following the publication of the strategy. 

In responding to this public consultation, all persons and organisations should clearly indicate where their submission contains personal information, commercially sensitive information or confidential information which they would not wish to be released under FOI or made publicly available through publication on the department’s website. It is also important to note that your name and address and other details such as your representative organisation or any other information that you provide in your submission will be published unless you specifically request that such details are redacted. 

We would like to draw your attention to the department's Data Protection Privacy Notice which is available on our website and explains how and when we collect personal data, why we do so and how we treat this information. It also explains your rights in relation to the collection of your personal information and how you can exercise your rights under data protection laws.

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