Mar 312018

General Committee Meeting will be held in the Education and Research Centre,

Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross (R137), on the following dates:

Saturday 14th April 2018, 2-5pm

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2-5pm

* Sunday 16th September 2018, 1-4pm

Saturday 10th November 2018, 1-4pm

There is free parking and a small canteen nearby.

Mar 032018

Training and Public Awareness.

The Data Protection Commission has prepared a series of PowerPoint presentations on different aspects of data protection which are available on its website and on Youtube ( You can “mix-and-match” from these different presentations to come up with a presentation that matches the needs of your particular organisation and practice.

Mar 272017

The long-awaited reform of the EU data protection framework which was adopted in April 2016, will commence on 25th. May 2018.

The European Parliament (EP) stressed, in particular, the nature of data protection as a fundamental right, so that ‘the principles and rules on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data should, whatever the nationality or residence of natural persons, respect their fundamental rights and freedoms’.

CAM Therapists and their associations have certain key responsibilities in relation to the personal information kept on a computer or in a structured manual file. It is subject to eight “Rules” which must followed.

In respect of the ‘right to be forgotten’ rule, FICTA has already begun the process of contacting member association’s Delegates which have not been processed (used) since 2010. Its emailed message asked recipients to reply to either “Deny” or “Consent” to FICTA retaining the following personal data (contact details).

1. Your name and email address?

2. Your postal address?

3. Your phone numbers (mobile and/or landline)?

In response to a reply of Deny to one or more of the 3 options above, FICTA will erase all said data from its files, unless there is a justified reason for keeping it.

Be assured that whatever is Consented to, will be retained in accordance with the provision of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Posted 03/03/2018


Oct 242016

Blackberry antibiotic lands Cork student top BT Young Scientist prize

Simon Meehan was one of the 1,100 students involved in 550 projects who made last stage. Overall winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is Simon Meehan of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co Cork. His work investigated the use of plants such as blackberries to fight potentially deadly bacteria.


A relic of the past or a signpost of the future?

Irish Times: Life & Style.