ITB News Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News <![CDATA[ITB welcomes the launch of Gender Action Plan 2018 2020 ]]>
The Gender Equality Taskforce was established in November 2017 to build on the work of the HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (2016. The Taskforce identified significant measures that will further accelerate progress in achieving gender equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions following on from the recommendations of the HEA Expert Group (2016.

Minister Mitchell O'Connor said, "This Government and I are committed to eradicating gender inequality in our HEI's. I am insisting on institutions setting ambitious targets for 1 year, 3 years and 5 years. I want 40% of professors within our institutions to be female by 2024.I believe that reflecting the seminal work of the Expert Group Report which is now reinforced by the Action Plan the Higher Education system is committed to that outcome'

'Our Higher Education Institutions should always be beacons of equality, diversity and inclusion. Ireland has a track record in effecting change on key policy initiatives. We have already shown our commitment to issues of equality and diversity with the same-sex marriage referendum and indeed issues which impact upon women including this years' referendum to remove the 8th amendment. I know that the targets contained within this report will effect real change' Dr. Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President of ITB, today said "IT Blanchardstown welcomes the launch of the government's Gender Action Plan 2018 - 2020. We strongly support the initiatives contained in the action plan and are currently enthusiastically working on many aspects of gender equality."

Full details on the action plan can be found at

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:58:20 EST
<![CDATA[Afri Hedge School 2018 ]]>Thursday November 15th from 9.30 to 4pm in ITB LINC Lecture Room B001.

Learning about and resisting the causes of poverty is at the heart of Afri's work, and the theme for this years Hedge School is "50 years of Activism and Human Rights" and will feature a blend of Speakers, Workshops, Discussions and Creative Activity.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided. To book your place via Eventbrite please Click here.
The preliminary agenda for the day is as follows:

Thursday 15th Nov 2018

Registration & Tea/Coffee on Arrival

Failte Lavinia McLean ITB, Joe Murray Afri

Opening Piece (Creative Arts Group)

Emmet Sheerin Trocaire Student Activism A Success Story Questions and Answers (chaired by Students Community & Youth ITB)

Donal O'Kelly Actor and Playwright Welcome the Stranger

Creative Arts Group (15 minutes piece)

12:30 - 1:15pm

Action Group Activity (Rapporteurs Action Group)

Workshop (Workshop Group)

Rohinga Action Ireland (Campaign) Questions and Answers (chaired by Students from Rapporteurs Gp)

Closing Piece (Creative Arts Group)

Evaluation Forms circulated & collected (Rapporteurs Group)

Close Liam McGlynn ITB

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:40:43 EST
<![CDATA[Congratulations to Adam Kelly, Skerries Community College - Winner of Sci-Fest 2018 ]]>
Adam Kelly, pictured above with Aideen Hodgins (Sci-Fest Co-ordinator at ITB), was among 37 students selected to participate in the national final in Dublin, having won the regional final at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.Large scale quantum computers are not yet widely available and so this means their development requires fast, accurate simulations. Adam developed an open source solution which was up to 15 times faster than conventional simulators. Eabha Kenny, from Scoil Muire gan Smal, Convent of Mercy, in Roscommon won the new Broadcom Masters Award. It saw five junior cycle students compete for the opportunity to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS programme. It includes attendance at ISEF next year along with 27 other delegates from 25 countries who are also part of the programme.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:20:00 EST
<![CDATA[ITB, DIT and ITT share the Sunday Times Institute of the year award ]]>
It is the first time that the publication has given the prestigious annual award to more than one Higher Education Institute, and is in recognition of "the fact that all three now stand on the cusp of a new joint venture."

Announcing that the TU Partners would receive this important accolade, Alastair Campbell of the Sunday Times Good University Guide said, "For the first time in its history, The Sunday Times Good University Guide has jointly awarded the Institute of Technology of the Year award to three institutions: Dublin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght ITs. The joint award recognises the three institutions that will together form the new Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) from January 1, 2019. The new joint venture represents the biggest change in Irish third-level education in a generation, instantly becoming one of the largest third-level educators in the country, with some 28,500 students. A huge building programme is currently underway, and once complete Technological University Dublin will be spread across three campuses, at Grangegorman (DIT), Tallaght (IT Tallaght) and Blanchardstown (IT Blanchardstown)."

Are you interested in finding out more about what life as a student of TU Dublin will be like? Come along to one of our Open Days where you will get the chance to attend programme specific presentations, meet with students and staff and take a campus tour.

Our next Open Day takes place on Wednesday November 14th, 2018. This event is aimed at second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians and just about anyone who is interested in pursuing a course in 2019. For further information please Click here.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[ITB hosts its 18th Graduation Ceremony ]]>
Dr. Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President, ITB, said at the Graduation, "I wish to offer my congratulations to all our graduates. Today is a momentous occasion in the history of ITB. This graduation ceremony is the 18th and final graduation ceremony of the institute, before it becomes TU Dublin in January 2019. TU Dublin will be innovative, creative and entrepreneurial and will offer a joined-up approach to the third-level experience that involves connecting students, employers, researchers and the wider academic community to facilitate economic transformation and sustainable growth in the greater Dublin Region. TU Dublin will be a place where our students, staff and partners will connect with academic programmes to create Ireland's skilled graduates of tomorrow."

A selection of photographs from the event can be viewed here

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:52:55 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Creative Digital Media Graduate Exhibits 'RESONATE' at The Digital Hub ]]>
By combining interviews, live footage and generated digital graphics, this installation vividly illustrates the raw emotion and sense of community that electronic music has the power to induce in both listener and creator. By doing so, it suggests that electronic music culture provides a marker for how we resolve our contemporary anxieties around technology. Riona Long will open the exhibition with an artist talk during which she will discuss the inspiration, motivation and ideas around the piece. RESONATE will remain on display to the public until 17th November.

Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: "The Digital Hub is an ideal place in which to showcase digital art. RESONATE explores the cultural influence of electronic music and this work was exhibited at the end-of-year showcase at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown last May. The Digital Hub is proud to showcase the work of emerging young artists, like Riona, and we hope companies from The Digital Hub, members of the local community and students from NCAD and the BIMM Institute Dublin will have an opportunity to visit while it is open to the public."

Commenting on the inspiration for RESONATE, artist Riona Long said: "The idea stemmed from wanting to express the emotional power of electronic music. Visually, I wanted the installation to feel as immersive, emotive and diverse as this music itself is. The aim was to create something that went past the amazing technology and club culture and delve into the human aspect, to explore how producers and listeners alike are emotionally connected and influenced by sounds generated by machines." She continued: "The concept itself could not have been better supported by the incredible insights from the four Irish DJs and producers involved, who truly understand and related to where my heart was with this project. I'm particularly grateful to The Digital Hub for the opportunity to share this with a wider audience and their enthusiasm for the visual arts."
RESONATE builds on the ongoing work of The Digital Hub to provide an intersection between innovation, art and technology to the benefit of enterprises at The Digital Hub and the residents of the Liberties Community. Other recent arts initiatives undertaken by The Digital Hub include: The Liber8 Music Project in partnership with the BIMM Institute Dublin, a free outdoor music and film event as part of Culture Night and the launch of a digital art exhibition by artist Robin Price titled 'This is not a table.'

Digital Exchange, Crane Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 HKR9.

Google Directions:

Friday 9th November - Saturday 17th November (12 midday-5pm)
Closed Sunday 11th November
Free entry to all members of the public

For further information, please visit

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:49:20 EST
<![CDATA[Pathways to Success Career Event November 7th ]]>
Also in attendance was Bernard Dunne, former professional boxer and a former WBA, and European Super Bantamweight champion. Bernard also delivered paricularly inspiring words to attendees, pointing out that success is all about hard work, the right attitude and not being afraid to change direction.

In the afternoon sessions, students attended a set of special career-focussed workshops on interview skills, CV Preparation and use of LinkedIn to better advance their career opportunities.

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 16:41:58 EST
<![CDATA[Career Vacancies at ITB ]]>
Professional Services Positions
Estates Manager (Permanent Wholetime) Ref: P18.40

Academic Positions Permanent Wholetime Lecturer in Computing P18.34
Assistant Lecturers in:

Computing - Ref P18.48

Computer/Electronic/Software Engineering - P18.52


Applied Social Studies/Social Care - Ref P18.53
Community & Youth Development - Ref P18.54
Early Childhood Care & Education - Ref P18.64

Business (Permanent Wholetime) - Ref P18.63
General Business - Ref P18.57
German (Part Time Pro Rata) - Ref P18.60
Spanish (Part Time Pro Rata) - Ref P18.58

Part Time Hourly Paid Assistant Lecturer panels in:

Horticulture - Ref P18.55
Computing - Ref P18.49
Engineering - Ref P18.56
Accounting and Finance - Ref P18.59
Early Childhood Care & Education - Ref P18/65
Applied Social Studies/Social Care - Ref P18/61
Community & Youth Development - Ref P18/62

Note: Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tallaght are set to become Ireland's first Technological University - TU Dublin - in January 2019.
Individuals appointed after 1st January 2019 will be employees of TU Dublin and while initial offers of employment may be on the TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus, candidates may be offered work at any TU Dublin location i.e. TU Dublin Tallaght Campus, TU Dublin City Centre Campuses (Grangegorman, Bolton St, Aungier St, Cathal Brugha St and Kevin St).

Applications for the above competitions must be made through our online e-recruit website, which can be accessed on

For further information contact Linda Fitzpatrick on (01) 8851102.

Competition will close on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 12 noon

Late applications will not be accepted.

The Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 14:42:38 EST