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                         Engineers Ireland
Year of Adhesion : 1966
Declared engineers: 17 801
Number of EUR INGs: 1 336
Member associations: The Institution of Engineers of Ireland was founded as The Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland in 1835. It received its Royal Charter in 1877. This Charter passed into Irish legislation when, in 1922, Ireland achieved its independence.
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    Engineers Ireland had a busy 2015. Membership numbers increased, the second year since the recession that there is positive growth. To support our members overseas we estab- lished a branch to support our members in Australia and New Zealand. The Australia branch is centered in Melbourne and actively engages with key local industry players.
As a lead in to mandatory CPD (from 2017) Engineers Ireland made 10 high quality learning modules available to all members free of charge.
Our President for 2015/16 is Mr Bill Grimson, who was a lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology and formerly a member of the FEANI EMC. Mr. Grimson has published over 80 journal papers, reports and book chapters in the area of Health Informatics and Engineering Education. He is the Chair of the Health Informatics Standards Consultative Committee of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). During the year Caroline Spillane was appointed Director General. Prior to undertaking this role Caroline was the chief executive of cer at the Irish Medical Council. Caroline has held senior roles in organizations including Assistant National Director
with the HSE, operating within the Children & Families Social Services Directorate and chief executive of cer of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency.
As part of our commitment to the global engineering profession Engineers Ireland hosted delegations from many international engineering organizations including IEEE, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), IDA (Denmark), IOSH(UK) and Institution of Civil Engineers(UK). We continued to represent our members’ interests by advocating for tighter controls for building regulations to protect the consumer. We made submissions to Government depart- ments on its Statement for Strategy as well as contributing to the debate on investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure. At a European level Engineers Ireland actively engaged on FEANI work groups to improve the status of engineers and the promotion of the engineering profession.
Engineers Week 2015, an outreach program to schools, was a huge success with 600+ volunteer engineers making contact with 58,000 students, their parents and teachers.

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