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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


Notice from AXELOS Global Best Practice regarding the retirement of ITIL® V3

If you are ITIL® V3 qualified, either at Foundation, Intermediate or Expert level, please take care to read the recent notice from AXELOS Global Best Practice regarding the retirement of ITIL® V3. This will be of particular interest to:    • ITIL® V3 Experts or individuals with at least 17 credits (explanation below) who may wish to keep their qualifications 'current'.• Individuals with a number of ITIL® ...

  Wednesday, March 10th


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


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


Obituary: Colm O'Shea, itSMF Ireland

ItSMF Ireland and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colm O'Shea on September 24th 2020. Our condolences are with his family.Until recently, Colm was Chair to itSMF Ireland and his contribution to the society and the IT Service Management community will be sorely missed."Colm’s contribution to the itSMF and service management has been immense. He ...

  Wednesday, September 30th


Reskill as a business analyst with funded places on the Certificate in Business Analysis, thanks to Springboard+ and HCI

The Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8 is for all those who wish to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area. This year everyone can avail of funding that will reduce the course cost by 90 or 100%, for the course starting in November. (The October date is now closed for applications). The course is currently being run completely online - meaning ...

  Thursday, September 3rd


Looking to kickstart your career? Women4IT can get you ready for a digital job

ICS is a partner in an innovative and ambitious project to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability.  “Women4IT” is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. We aim to select and train 120 young women in Ireland to do real ...

   Monday, August 31st


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


Women4IT Training Update