• Minister announces nearly €40 million in funding for major research projects

    Minister announces nearly €40 million in funding for major research projects

    Science Foundation Ireland will be allocated nearly €40 million to fund major research projects over the next 4-5 years. The announcement was made by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor recently and will see SFI distribute the funding through their Investigators Programme. The awards will support over 200 researchers and the amounts […]

  • Irish Defence Forces discuss the importance of ECDL training

    Irish Defence Forces discuss the importance of ECDL training

    In todays working environment, keeping your IT skills up-to-date is important for all employees, regardless of what profession they are in. Even the Irish Defense Forces need to ensure that their personnel are IT competent. Flight Sergeant Will Fitzgerald, Chief Information Technologies Instructor at the Defence Forces, has offered some thoughts on the integration of […]

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    Mary Cleary, Sunday Business Post interview: Back to School for Techies

    An interview given by Our Deputy CEO Mary Cleary has been featured in the Sunday Business Post. Titled ‘Back to School for Techies’ Mary discusses how professionals should be looking at upskilling and how to know which skills need to be developed. You can read the full interview here

  • National Electronic Referral Programme – Waiting List Solution

    National Electronic Referral Programme – Waiting List Solution

    In January 2011, a National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project was established to achieve an electronic referral pathway between GPs and seven pilot hospitals. The Cork and Kerry Reconfiguration Team managed the pilot on behalf of the Clinical Programmes and Strategy Directorate (CPSD) Primary Care Programme. The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s […]

  • University of Oxford report shows the link between digital skills and economic prosperity

    University of Oxford report shows the link between digital skills and economic prosperity

    A new paper from researchers at the University of Oxford, prepared for the European Commission, has examined ways to raise productivity and reduce the digital divide in Europe. The paper, titled, ‘Digitalisation, Jobs and Convergence in Europe: Strategies for Closing the Skills Gap’, looks at the effect that digital technology has had on the workplace, […]

  • Can machines really replace humans in the future workplace?

    Can machines really replace humans in the future workplace?

    Via www.ted.com Research carried out at Oxford University in 2013, concluded that almost one in every two jobs have a high risk of being automated by machines in the near future. Machine learning is the technology that’s responsible for most of this disruption, as it’s the most powerful branch of artificial intelligence. According to Oxford, it allows […]

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.