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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

Women4IT Training Update   The Irish Computer Society is happy to report that the training phase of the European Project Women4IT has now been completed. Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project is supported by 9 Partners from across Europe and various sectors. The project is being implemented in 7 countries: ...

  Wednesday, September 1st


Leaving Cert Computer Science

Are you interested in the Leaving Cert Computer Science for 2022?The Leaving Certificate Computer Science Support Framework Group have produced the below e-bulletin’s which may be of interest. They are aimed at teachers, LC Computer Science students (5th and 6th Years) and their parents.Leaving Cert Computer Science e-bulletin 1Leaving Cert Computer Science e-bulletin 2Leaving Cert Computer Science e-bulletin 3For further information on ...

   Friday, June 4th


Women4IT Madrid Dissemination Conference

Women4IT Dissemination Conference: Young women’s leadership in the digital economyOn 17th May 2021, Plan International Spain organised the 2nd Dissemination conference of the EEA and Norway Grants co-financed Women4IT Project on “Young women’s leadership in the digital economy”. The conference brought together key international stakeholders involved in supporting the participation of Young women Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) in ...

  Wednesday, May 19th


TechWeek: Bebras and Scratch Competition Winners Announcement

In an unusual year for students, parents and teachers alike, its been a busy week for ICS Outreach with Tech Week taking place last week. There were many virtual talks in schools and classroom workshops this year and a good buzz in the schools during the week. ICS organised the National Finals of two competitions:Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge 945 students took part in the ...

  Wednesday, April 28th


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