HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.

In Ireland, HP employs over 4,000 people working across five core business groups located in Leixlip, Dublin, Galway and Belfast.  Businesses represented in Ireland are the HP Sales and Services Division; HP Manufacturing Operation; HP Software R&D Centre incorporating Centre for Cloud Service Innovation; HP Global Service Desk for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and HP Financial Services for EMEA.

HP is proud to support the Digital Schools of Distinction programme in Ireland.

More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


Microsoft first opened its doors in Ireland in 1985 with a small manufacturing facility employing just over one hundred people. Since that time, Microsoft Ireland has grown to encompass four distinct operations at its campus in Sandyford in Dublin, employing over 1,200 full time employees and 700 full-time contract staff.

Microsoft’s operations in Ireland include software development and testing, localisation, operations, finance, IT, HR and sales & marketing, both here in Ireland and across Europe, Middle East and Africa



PDST Technology in Education promotes and supports the integration of ICT in teaching and learning in first and second level schools. It is part of the national support service, the Professional Development Service for Teachers, which operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills. The functions of the PDST Technology in Education were previously the responsibility of the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE). The NCTE was integrated into the PDST in June 2012.
The PDST is managed by the Dublin West Education Centre (DWEC).



The Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) supports the development of methodologies that help to marry new technologies with a sound pedagogy. CESI promotes the practical implementation of ICT at school and classroom level.



The Irish National Teacher’s Organisation is the largest teacher’s organisation in Ireland representing over 30,000 primary school teachers throughout the country.



The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) is an independent, professional association of school leaders established in 2000. IPPN has a membership of 5,100 principals and deputy principals representing 90% of all primary schools.


Dublin West Education Centre

Dublin West Education Centre has responsibility for the continuing professional development of primary and post primary teachers and principals in Dublin.  Furthermore it collaborates with the Department of Education and Skills managing education support services, thereby having a role in every primary and post primary school in the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin West is a centre for the birth of innovative ideas that give rise to local, national and international project with the purpose of servicing teachers, school communities and ultimately children and young people.


The Department of Education and Skills

The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to enable learners to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s economic, social and cultural development.

The Department is engaged in a wide range of activities covering the key elements of policy planning, quality assurance, resourcing, regulation and evaluation, as well as providing a broad range of support services for the education sector.