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European Commission approves €500 million Irish investment support

The European Commission has recently approved a €500 million Irish investment support scheme.  The main goal of this scheme is to provide incentive to companies to more actively provide capital investment in Ireland, especially concerning green and new digitalisation technologies.  This will boost competitiveness and increase productivity.This initiative will be open to companies working in the following areas: manufacturing, information and communication, and scientific ...

   Tuesday, August 2nd


ICS participates in Irish bilateral of the EU Structured Dialogue

On 5 July, the Secretary General of the Irish Computer Society (ICS), Mary Cleary, participated in the Irish bilateral meeting of the ‘EU Structured Dialogue’.  Among the key points presented by ICS was the emphasis on digital literacy and that advanced digital skills cannot be achieved without a digitally literate population. Mary Cleary also stated that there must be a national work environment that attracts ...

   Tuesday, August 2nd


ADPO holds first in-person conference on 12 October

ADPO (Association of Data Protection Officers) will hold its 13th Annual Conference at SIPTU’s Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, on 12 October. We are delighted to present this event that will be ADPO’s first in-person gathering post-Covid.  National and international speakers, including experts from the academic and legal sectors, will join this event that will also mark the 10th anniversary of ADPO. The programme ...

   Tuesday, August 2nd


Business Transformation Index report released by Expleo Ireland

Expleo Ireland, a global consultancy firm, has published its third consecutive Business Transformation Index (BTI 2022 Ireland). The report takes an in-depth look into ways how businesses in Ireland are using innovation to overcome challenges such as tech skills shortages and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report found that 77% of enterprises see the skills gap and talent shortages as the top challenge to ...

   Tuesday, August 2nd


CIO & IT Leaders Summit, June 28 – ticket discount for ADPO members

The CIO & IT Leaders Summit takes place at Croke Park on June 28, organised by Business Post Events & iQuest (www.ciosummit.ie).ADPO is a partner to the Summit and its chairman, Fintan Swanton, will be the moderator of a roundtable discussion on “Securing the ‘new normal’: How to protect your cloud, workforce and assets in the post-pandemic world”.Other topics covered in the Summit ...

   Monday, June 20th


Web Accessibility Series 2022 Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority (NDA) recently finished a successful four-part series on Web Accessibility. The series aimed to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Over four events, we explored accessibility choices, universal ...

  Thursday, June 9th


Twelfth Annual Scratch National Finals

The National Scratch Competition Finals were held at the University of Limerick on May 18, bringing together the top scoring teams from all over the country. School students aged six and up across five age categories were invited to demonstrate their Scratch projects to the judges. This year saw over 160 entries nationwide to the competition. Now in its twelfth year, the National Scratch Competition has ...

  Wednesday, May 25th


ICS Web Accessibility Series 2022

Why is accessibility important? What can I do about it? The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information and training webinars, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Everyone has a part to ...

  Thursday, April 14th


Web Accessibility Series 2022 Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority (NDA) recently finished a successful four-part series on Web Accessibility. The series aimed to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Over four events, we explored accessibility choices, universal ...

  Thursday, June 9th


Lake Como CEDPO Statement

CEDPO held its first in person board meeting of the post COVID pandemic era. The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the current European data protection legislative landscape and define common priorities and objectives for the CEDPO work program of 2022-2023.  The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO), founded in September 2011, aims to promote the role of the Data Protection Officer, to ...

  Friday, June 3rd


Twelfth Annual Scratch National Finals

The National Scratch Competition Finals were held at the University of Limerick on May 18, bringing together the top scoring teams from all over the country. School students aged six and up across five age categories were invited to demonstrate their Scratch projects to the judges. This year saw over 160 entries nationwide to the competition. Now in its twelfth year, the National Scratch Competition has ...

  Wednesday, May 25th


ICS Web Accessibility Series 2022

Why is accessibility important? What can I do about it? The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information and training webinars, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Everyone has a part to ...

  Thursday, April 14th


Digital Transformation workshop series

The Irish Computer Society has partnered with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to offer ICS Members a free Digital Transformation workshop series. The series will be brought to you by Digital Transformation Author, YouTuber and Educator, Niall McKeown. Niall is CEO of Ionology and creator of several of the world’s most advanced and widely used digital transformation frameworks and models.The series will consist ...

  Wednesday, March 16th


Women4IT An Irish Success Story

Our recent Women4IT Project is coming to an end and we will be hosting our national dissemination event on Thursday 17th February at 3pm GMT.During the event our project manager, Lucia, will discuss the successes of the project and present our new employment tool kit. We will also hear from some of the course graduates who will update us on their time ...

   Monday, February 7th


2022 Scratch Competition