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Promoting Digital Inclusion in Dublin

The digital literacy/IT access issues identified at the DEP Think In on Dublin in the Knowledge Age held in the Department of the Taoiseach on 21st June 2002 led to a decision by the Pact to commission a comprehensive study and policy analysis around the issues of ICT access and inclusion.

The Pact developed a consortium to advance the agenda around digital inclusion, consisting of representatives of the DEP, the Dublin Regional Authority and the four Dublin City and County Development Boards. This group drafted comprehensive Terms of Reference in collaboration with Dr. Susan O’Donnell for a study and policy analysis on digital inclusion in Dublin. Trutz Haase and Jonathan Pratschke were awarded the commission to carry out the study, Digital Divide – Analysis of the Uptake of Information Technology in the Dublin Region. This study was published on December 5, 2003 and was launched by Ms. Mary Hanafin, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Information Society. The launch was part of a seminar which was organised by the Information Society Commission in The Digital Hub, Dublin.

Digital Divide ­ Analysis of the Uptake of Information Technology in the Dublin Region has been endorsed enthusiastically by the Information Society Commission, Department of the Taoiseach.

Read/Download PDF copy of Digital Divide study

Read Terms of Reference for the study – Word document