Irish e-Government has long endured a myriad of issues associated with traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, hampering their ability for fiscal accountability, to con trol budgets and adhere to compliance regulations. Cloud ERP is positioned as a revolutionary approach to deploy an ERP solution. The main benefits associated with deploying a cloud ERP in comparison to traditional ERP deployment include low implementation, continuing, licencing and support costs, faster implementation of IT projects and increased agility. While the recent transition of Irish e-Government to cloud computing is laden with opportunities and risks it is imperative to identify public sector mission critical applications that would derive substantial benefits from moving to a cloud based solution. In this paper, we explore the ERP innovation potential of cloud computing for Irish eGovernmen as a viable mechanism for replacing the traditional implementation process of enterprise resource planning.