• EU Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to help Europeans in their career and daily life

    EU Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to help Europeans in their career and daily life

    The European Commission has launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today’s job market and society.

  • Tackling shortage of digital skills is “emergency number one” for the European Union

    Tackling shortage of digital skills is “emergency number one” for the European Union

    Via IrishTimes.com According to a European Commission Senior Official, tackling the shortage of digital skills and increasing the numbers of graduates in science and technology subjects is “emergency number one” for the European Union and other developed countries.

  • Over 1,300 Students Take Part in The Bebras Computing Challenge!

    Over 1,300 Students Take Part in The Bebras Computing Challenge!

    Well done to the 1,300 students from 50 schools across Ireland who took part in the Bebras Computing Challenge, which took place from 7th to 25th November. This is the first year that Bebras has been run by the ICS Foundation in Ireland. The Bebras Community is an association of organizations which are involved with informatics and […]

  • Longford student earns Excellence in STEM award for Farm Project

    Longford student earns Excellence in STEM award for Farm Project

    A fifth year student from Lanesboro Community College has been awarded an Excellence in STEM award, for his project ‘The Digitalisation of Farming’. Will Dennigan was one of 58 students involved in the exhibiting of 31 STEM projects at the national final held in the Marino Conference Centre in Dublin recently. 

  • Education Minister announces Computer Science will be Leaving Cert subject by 2019

    Education Minister announces Computer Science will be Leaving Cert subject by 2019

    Via RTE.ie Minister for Education Richard Bruton has announced that second-level students will be able to study computer science, including coding, as a Leaving Certificate subject in three years’ time. It is one of a number of recommendations made in a new report aimed at improving the teaching of STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and […]

  • European Robotics Week taking place 18th – 27th November

    European Robotics Week taking place 18th – 27th November

    European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public. Through the organisation of over 700 events, Europeans get the opportunity to have their questions about how robots will impact the way we work, live, and learn, addressed. Every year the ERW changes the central event and […]

Following on from a series of awareness raising initiatives; starting at eHealth Week in 2013 and culminating at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference in November 2015, the Department of Health in partnership with the HSE has chosen the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to facilitate the external support of the Ecosystem by bringing together stakeholders from across the eHealth spectrum.
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. It provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life ... Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops. Visit techweek.ie for more information
The BenefIT 4 Programme is a grant initiative by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources which supports community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital literacy training. Since the BenefIT programme began in 2008, over 129,000 training places have been taken up in over 700 locations countrywide. We have trained over 6,700 of these under our funding.