National Context

In Ireland, all public bodies have the capability to receive electronic invoices.

eInvoicing Ireland is responsible for facilitating public bodies in becoming compliant with the European Directive on eInvoicing (2014/55/EU).

The Directive obliges contracting authorities and contracting entities ‘to receive and process electronic invoices’ (eInvoices) compliant with the European Standard (EN-16931), and to that end the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has established an ‘eInvoicing’ Framework agreement, from which public bodies can access the required services and solutions. 

Currently, it is optional for suppliers to send eInvoices in Ireland.

About the use of Peppol

Irish legislation mandates that, from 18th April 2020, all public authorities will be able to receive Peppol eInvoices via the Peppol eDelivery Network.

Peppol Authority

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) operates the Irish Peppol Authority, which was established on 18th January 2018.

The OGP plays a key role in helping the State to save money when buying goods and services. We are responsible for sourcing common goods and services for the public sector, saving our clients both time and money.

The Irish Peppol Authority is responsible for the registration of companies that wish to become an Access Point (AP) or a Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) in Ireland. It is also responsible for:

  • reporting
  • aligning overarching interests in the eBusiness space
  • quality assurance of the operators’ services
  • ensuring the long-term adoption of eProcurement, using the Peppol Network as the platform

Use of Peppol in Ireland

The following Peppol components are currently in use in Ireland:

  • Transport Infrastructure (Access Points and SMP
  • eInvoicing

Further information

For a more detailed presentation of the Irish approach, including awareness material, please visit the official page of the Irish Peppol Authority.

Useful links

For further information, please visit: eInvoicing Ireland

Contact and support

General information:


Page last updated: 2nd December 2021