• Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Launches National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

    Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Launches National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

    Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today officially launched Ireland’s National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The initiative forms part of the Skills Agenda for Europe which is being promoted across all EU Member States by the European Commission. It will be co-ordinated in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society Foundation, working […]

  • Tech Week 2017 survey shows that majority of Irish adults now believe an education in STEM can lead to better career opportunities

    Tech Week 2017 survey shows that majority of Irish adults now believe an education in STEM can lead to better career opportunities

    Research carried out for Tech Week 2017 shows that the vast majority of Irish adults (89%) now believe that getting an education in STEM related subjects is important and can lead to better career opportunities in the future.

  • Get involved in Tech Week 2017!

    Get involved in Tech Week 2017!

    Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week is made up of a range of classroom and community activities taking place across Ireland – in libraries, schools, community centres, and many other locations. These activities give students a chance to develop their interest in technology subjects, […]

  • Listen back to Mary Cleary’s Tech Week Interview with West Limerick 102FM

    Listen back to Mary Cleary’s Tech Week Interview with West Limerick 102FM

    You can now listen back to ICS Foundation Deputy CEO Mary Cleary’s Tech Week interview with West Limerick 102FM’s Monica Sheehy.

  • CPD in Universal Design

    CPD in Universal Design

    The National Disability Authority has issued a request for tender for research to inform the development and delivery of Continuous Professional Development in Universal Design for IT Professionals, suitable for accreditation and promotion by the Irish Computer Society. The National Disability Authority is the independent state body providing expert advice on disability policy and practice […]

  • Minister Halligan Launches Tech Week 2017!

    Minister Halligan Launches Tech Week 2017!

    This year’s Tech Week is happening on 22nd -28th April 2017 with a variety of nationwide events! The Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today launched Tech Week 2017, Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, which takes place all over Ireland this year from […]

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 Digital Skills for Citizens grant (formerly BenefIT 4) is awarded by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital literacy training across Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to provide basic internet training, giving people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online, so that they can play their part in an increasingly digital world. Between 2008 and 2016, over 129,000 people were trained at over 700 locations countrywide under the BenefIT 4 programme, with ICS Foundation training over 10,000 people.