IT Unit

Who we are

The IT Unit supports the achievement of the Department's business objectives through the provision of IT systems and services. 

What we do

Apart from the provision and support of infrastructure to the Department’s main offices and its network of Regional and Local Offices, the IT Unit is responsible for the development / support of a number of business critical applications, including the School Employee payrolls (paying over 100,000 employees and retirees, every fortnight), Primary and Post-Primary pupil databases (POD and PPOD), Financial Management System, Inspectorate Management Information System, Summer Works Scheme etc.

The Department’s current ICT Strategy for the period 2015-2019 takes account of the guiding principles set out in the Public Service ICT Strategy (accessible at


Address: The IT Unit offices are located in Dublin, Athlone and Tullamore

(01) 889 2114

Athlone: (090) 648 3614

Tullamore: (057) 932 4492