Here's how Ireland compares to other EU countries in 'digital skills' 4 years ago

Here's how Ireland compares to other EU countries in 'digital skills'

Sure we don't even know how to change our screensaver...

The European Commission released their Digital Economy and Society Index for 2016 today, using data gathered over the past 12 months.

According to the report, Ireland ranks 8th out聽of 28 EU countries in the combined categories of 'Connectivity', 'Human capital', 'Use of internet', 'Integration of digital technology' and 'Digital public services'.

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Ireland ranks behind other developed countries like Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Belgium and the UK.

Ireland's position in the ranking is described as 'lagging ahead', which means that we 'score above the EU average but [our] score grew slower than that of the EU over the last year.'

Despite being 8th overall, Ireland is still underperforming in certain respects - namely that "only 44% of the population have sufficient digital skills to operate effectively online". The average for EU countries is 55%.

So it's time to start giving your granny some computer lessons if you want us to catch up...