Number of UK students applying to study in Ireland falls

Since Brexit became a reality, the number of UK students applying to study in Ireland through the CAO has dropped by 10%. Similarly, the number of Irish students applying to the UK UCAS system has dropped by 18% from 2016. However, the number of CAO applications coming from Northern Ireland increased by 2%. According to […]

CCT Charity Gig with Declan O’Rourke Sunday 14th May

CCT is delighted to announce a concert for charity organised by the College, to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie Charity. On Sunday, May 14th 2017, Declan O’Rourke will perform as the headline act – declanorourke.com Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” was established in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman after the […]

Amazing outlook for computer science jobs

Computer science has a great outlook for graduate job prospects. Recent reports show that there are almost 10 times more US computing jobs open right now than there were students who graduated with computer science degrees in 2015. There is little reason to think that the situation is much different in the EU and Ireland. […]

Facebook Doubles Down in Dublin!

Back in February we reported on a rumour that Facebook had a big jobs creating spree planned for Dublin. Today, the Irish Independent has reported that Facebook is nearly doubling its Dublin workforce. The move will bring the number of facebook employees from the current 1,600 to over 3,000. When combined with Google’s Dublin numbers, almost 10,000 […]

150 new jobs in Software as a Service for Ireland

Over 150 new jobs are to be created by overseas technology companies, in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area. Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor revealed that the 153 roles would be developed across a range of activities such as software engineering, R&D, sales, customer support. Welcoming the announcement she was keen to point out that there are now more […]

1000 new Dublin jobs for Facebook?

SiliconRepublic has reported that Facebook may be planning on hiring up to 1,000 new staff in the coming months in Dublin. If the rumours are true, social network giant Facebook has big plans for Dublin. Facebook is understood to be close to signing a lease for a building in Dublin that will house 1,000 new workers. […]

Microsoft to hire 600 new Dublin staff in next 6 months

Microsoft has announced the creation of 600 jobs for Dublin, to be filled in the next 6 months. Microsoft currently has 1,200 full-time employees and 700 full-time contractors in Ireland. It has four units in Ireland including an EMEA Operations Centre, European Development Centre, the Irish sales and marketing subsidiary and its EMEA Data Centre. A new €134m 34,500sq/m campus currently being […]

Computer Science to be fast-tracked to Leaving Cert in 2018

Two months ago it was reported that Computer Science was to be offered in Irish secondary curriculum by 2019, but the plan is now being fast-tracked to start in September 2018. According to the Irish Times, this decision is being driven in order to address the skills gap, and that coding is to be on new primary mathematics curriculum. […]

Hardest job to fill in Ireland – Senior Java Develper

The Irish Independent has revealed data from indeed.ie listing the top 10 hardest jobs to fill in Ireland, as the unemployment rate drops to a post-crash low – in fact the lowest unemployment rate in eight years. ICT/Tech positions occupy half of the ten spots: 1. Senior Java Developer 3. Senior Software Engineer 4. System Engineer 8. Development Operations […]

New Dean of Academic Affairs

We are delighted to announce Naomi Jackson as our new Dean of Academic Affairs at CCT.  Occupying one of the most senior academic positions in the college, the Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic direction, quality assurance management, and educational development of the college.  The Dean of Academic Affairs chairs the Academic […]