Who We Are

Digital, EU and Climate Programme Division

The Digital, EU and Climate Programme Division plays an important role in driving the digital and climate transition by the Irish enterprise sector.

The division:

  • coordinates Ireland’s position at the Competitiveness Council
  • advances the department's EU agenda across government and at EU level
  • leads the department's planning for its upcoming presidency of the EU council in 2026
  • leads Ireland’s positions on EU digital economy platform and artificial intelligence policy and regulation proposals for enterprise
  • leads on policy to support enterprise adoption of digital technologies, including artificial intelligence
  • leads on implementation of a suite of programmes to incentivise and support the Irish enterprise sector to reduce carbon emissions

Assistant Secretary: Jean Carberry

Units 

  • EU Affairs and Presidency Planning
  • Digital Economy Policy and Data Access
  • Digital Economy Regulation
  • Artificial Intelligence and Future Manufacturing Unit
  • Climate Programme Unit

Main contact points

Unit

Contact point

EU Affairs and Presidency Planning

Bernadette Hawkes, Principal Officer

Email: bernadette.hawkes@enterprise.gov.ie

EU Affairs

Email: eu@enterprise.gov.ie

Digital Economy Policy and Data Access Unit

Ciara Bartley, Principal Officer

Email: ciara.bartley@enterprise.gov.ie

Digital Economy Regulation Unit

Eamonn Cahill, Principal Officer

Email: eamonn.cahill@enterprise.gov.ie

Artificial Intelligence and Future Manufacturing Unit

Toby Sainsbury, Principal Officer

Email: toby.sainsbury@enterprise.gov.ie

Climate Programme Unit

Cathy Madden, Principal Officer

Email: cathy.madden@enterprise.gov.ie