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Web Accessibility Directive Series Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) have been holding a series of information seminars and training webinars on the new EU Web Accessibility Directive, which was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020. The directive requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards. Over 270 people joined the first information seminar ...

   Friday, October 22nd


Web Accessibility Directive Training Series

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.The Irish Computer Society (ICS), in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA), is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The series is relevant to all public ...

   Monday, September 20th


Women4IT Hiring Solutions

Women4IT aims to improve diversity in the digital sector and at the same time to provide opportunities for young women in Ireland to gain employment in entry-level IT/Digital roles.We are looking for companies and employers who are interested in hiring skilled young women for the below roles. The programme can be adjusted to answer the needs of your company.• Data Analyst• ...

  Thursday, December 3rd


SNOMED News now on eHealth Ireland

The National Release Centre for SNOMED has launched a new webpage on eHealth Ireland, where you can find all the latest information on SNOMED.There is specific  information for clinicians and vendors as well as information on SNOMED licencing, the latest reference sets published through the managed service, as well as links to the Irish SNOMED browser, and resources such as clinical and research ...

   Thursday, November 26th


Reskill as a business analyst for free!

Up to 100% funding is now available for our Certificate in Business Analysis course via Sprigboard+ in January 2021.The Level 8 course is for anyone who wants to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area.The course is currently being run completely online - meaning you can join from anywhere in the country.Many people across Ireland have been made redundant or ...

  Friday, November 20th


Free Web Accessibility Training Nov 26/27

Register now for free Web Accessibility training for anyone involved in creating web content and electronic documents.This module focuses on the methods to create and manage digitally accessible files in line with The EU Web Accessibility Directive 2016/2102, using MS Word, PowerPoint, and PDF.We limit the number of people on this course to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions, ...

  Friday, November 20th


New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Cyber Resilience at Board Level

A new report from the Irish Computer Society highlights a real gap in Irish Boards’ oversight of cyber resilience in their organisations.    The report identifies three key areas:Capability & Confidence 1 in 5 report that they are either not discussing Cyber Resilience at all,  or are not being briefed about ongoing developments 4 in 5 have not participated in any testing of cyber incident response plans in the ...

  Monday, November 9th


New Secretary General at the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cleary to the position of ICS Secretary General.Mary brings valued expertise and experience of representing the IT profession in Ireland, particularly at a European level. Mary is Chair of the CEN standardisation committee, Digital Competences and IT Professionalism, and Chair of the Irish National Coalition of the European Commission’s Digital ...

  Wednesday, October 28th


Ireland ranks 5th in 2021 DESI report

The European Commission published the results of the 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) earlier this month. Ireland ranks 5th of the 27 EU countries in the 2021 edition preceded only by Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.   The index shows that:  Ireland performs very well on the integration of digital technology, and maintains its high scores in the use of e-commerce by SMEs e.g. ...

   Thursday, November 25th


Data Protection Guidance Paper and Event

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) Committee have recently created a new guidance paper – ‘Data Protection by Design – Making it Effective’. The paper provides advice and examples of how organisations can practically integrate the principles of data protection by design into their data protection programmes, as well as how they can demonstrate the effectiveness of the adopted measures.  To mark the launch of ...

   Thursday, November 25th


New ICS Council Officers

At the recent ICS Annual General Meeting earlier in November, the ICS Council appointed its new officers for the coming year.  Following the end of his term, Mike Hinchey stood down as president after three years in the position. We would like to thank Mike for his time and commitment to ICS.  Declan Brady was appointed as the new ICS President and Professor Tiziana ...

   Friday, November 12th


Web Accessibility Directive Series Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) have been holding a series of information seminars and training webinars on the new EU Web Accessibility Directive, which was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020. The directive requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards. Over 270 people joined the first information seminar ...

   Friday, October 22nd


Citizens’ Jury Report on Health Information

“People should be the owners of their own health data” is the recommendation from a recent examination carried out by the Irish Platform for Patients Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI) During six sessions organised by IPPOSI, 'jurors' cross-examined the evidence and deliberated together to arrive at a “verdict” on who should have access to their health information and for what purposes. The 25 strong jury ...

   Wednesday, September 22nd


Declan Brady New CEPIS Deputy President

Irish Computer Society Council Member and Vice President Declan Brady has been appointed Deputy President of CEPIS – the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies. Declan is a chartered IT professional with over 25 years’ experience. He also has considerable experience as an international representative of the ICS, having been a member of CEPIS Executive Committee since 2003 as well as chair of the CEPIS Task Force ...

   Wednesday, September 22nd


Web Accessibility Directive Training Series

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.The Irish Computer Society (ICS), in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA), is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The series is relevant to all public ...

   Monday, September 20th


Adult Literacy for Life Strategy Launch

Adult Literacy for Life Strategy Launch Earlier this month, the government launched its Adult Literacy for Life - 10 year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital landscape and brought technology to the forefront of all aspects of day-to-day life, yet as the strategy details almost 1 in 2 (47%) adults in Ireland lack basic digital skills. This lack of skills ...

  Wednesday, September 8th