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 control 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 e- Government as a viable mechanism for replacing the traditional implementation process of enterprise resource planning.