NEWS

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

The 2022 Scratch Competition will launch this week, run by the Irish Computer Society (ICS) and supported by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The Scratch Competition promotes computing and software development at both primary and secondary school levels.  Since the inception of the Scratch competition in 2010, coding has become much more popular and is seen as an essential skill for the future. Scratch is ...

  Friday, January 14th


2021 Message from ICS

As 2021 draws to a close, we hope for a brighter new year for all of our members. None of us had thought that Covid-19 would have lasted so long or affected society or our industry so deeply. But IT professionals are resilient, and the ICS has continued to support, collaborate with and speak on behalf of our members during 2021. IT professionals have had a ...

   Friday, December 17th


Bebras 2021 Success

(Students at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Graignamanagh, Kilkenny taking part in this years Bebras challenge)This year’s annual Bebras computational thinking challenge took place in November and over 8,000 students from more than 130 schools across the country took part, one of our highest years yet!  Thank you to all school coordinators for registering their students and taking part in the challenge, we’re ...

  Friday, December 17th


STEM Education Policy

The Department of Education STEM Education Implementation Plan 2022 – 2026 is now in phase 2 and is open for consultation. The Department’s STEM Education Policy Statement, published in November 2017 provides national focus on STEM Education in our early years’ settings and schools and sets out the ambitious goals and actions required to achieve and improve STEM education experience and outcomes for learners.  Give your views on ...

   Friday, December 17th


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


2021 Message from ICS

As 2021 draws to a close, we hope for a brighter new year for all of our members. None of us had thought that Covid-19 would have lasted so long or affected society or our industry so deeply. But IT professionals are resilient, and the ICS has continued to support, collaborate with and speak on behalf of our members during 2021. IT professionals have had a ...

   Friday, December 17th


Bebras 2021 Success