NEWS

Gordon Clarke

Gordon Clarke, widely acknowledged as the first IT professional in Ireland, has died on Friday 20 January. Clarke will be remembered for his contribution to the development of computing in Ireland, which began in 1958 when he was first trained by British Tabulating Machine (BTM) Company (later ICL) for supporting a new machine that it had delivered to Irish Sugar. From 1960, Clarke was based in Dublin ...

  Thursday, January 26th


ICS Web Accessibility Spring 2023 Series

The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information seminars in spring of 2023, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on peoples’ ability to access, understand and use digital content and services. Everyone has a part to play, from project managers to web ...

  Wednesday, December 21st


ICS Secretary General joins CEPIS Board

ICS Secretary General, Mary Cleary, has been elected to the Board of Directors of CEPIS (the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies).  At the CEPIS Council held in Brussels on 24 November, Ms Cleary stated that she looks forward to helping raise the profile of the IT profession and supporting the European Commission’s Digital Decade goals. She added that CEPIS provides a good platform ...

  Tuesday, December 6th


CIO Profile - Aaron Quinn

Sharing his insights and perspectives, Aaron Quinn, Director of Business Transformation and IT at Cooneen Group, notes that while IT is a key driver of innovation in companies it must also present its business value. In 2021, Quinn was awarded as IT Professional of the year (Highly Commended) at the Belfast Telegraph IT Awards. What is your view of IT Departments in 2022?Historically IT have ...

   Tuesday, November 8th


Percy Ludgate

2022 marks the 100th anniversary since the passing of Irish inventor and accountant, Percy Ludgate, who designed the world’s second computer in 1909. Percy Edwin Ludgate was born on the 2nd of August 1883 in Skibbereen, County Cork, from where he later moved with his parents to Dublin. There, Ludgate came to study accountancy at Rathmines College of Commerce, and started work at the firm Kevans ...

   Friday, October 14th


ICS Web Accessibility Autumn 2022 Series

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 peoples’ ability to access, understand and use digital content and services. Everyone has ...

  Wednesday, August 31st


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


ICS Web Accessibility Spring 2023 Series

The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information seminars in spring of 2023, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on peoples’ ability to access, understand and use digital content and services. Everyone has a part to play, from project managers to web ...

  Wednesday, December 21st


CIO Profile - Aaron Quinn

Sharing his insights and perspectives, Aaron Quinn, Director of Business Transformation and IT at Cooneen Group, notes that while IT is a key driver of innovation in companies it must also present its business value. In 2021, Quinn was awarded as IT Professional of the year (Highly Commended) at the Belfast Telegraph IT Awards. What is your view of IT Departments in 2022?Historically IT have ...

   Tuesday, November 8th


ICS Web Accessibility Autumn 2022 Series

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 peoples’ ability to access, understand and use digital content and services. Everyone has ...

  Wednesday, August 31st


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