e-Inclusion and Internet Access in Ireland

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ConferenceInternational Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2004 Communication and Democracy: Perspectives for a New World, July 25-30, 2004., Porto Alegre, Brazil
AbstractIreland has a booming economy and one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. However many demographic groups are excluded from participating in, and benefiting from, an economy and society where ICT and the Internet in particular are becoming increasingly important. This paper presents the results of a study which for the first time identified the excluded demographic groups: late adopters with the lowest rates of Internet access and use in Ireland. The analysis draws on the results of interviews and consultations with 60 stakeholders active in social inclusion, e-government and information society development in Ireland which identified critical e-inclusion areas and actions and developed a 10-point action plan. The paper concludes with a reflection on the e-inclusion deficit in Ireland - the gap between policy and political commitment and action.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47426
NPARC number8914127
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