The governance of Engineers Ireland is vested in Council subject to the provisions of the Charter, the 1960 & 1969 Acts of the Oireachtas, the Bye-laws and to the resolutions of Special General Meetings. 

The key role of Council is to provide efficient and effective strategic leadership and oversight of the institution within a framework of practical controls. 

Broadly speaking, Council’s main functions in this respect are to:

  • set the strategic direction for the institution so that it may fulfil its four core objects, as provided for in the Charter and set out in the Bye-laws; 
  • determine the vision, mission and values of the institution and approve the strategic plan; 
  • set and promote the professional standards expected of the engineering profession;
  • represent the profession of engineering by listening to, understanding, and promoting the needs of members;    
  • ensure adequate systems and processes are in place so that the institution can operate in compliance with relevant legislation;
  • oversee the performance of the institution ensuring the system of delegated authority works effectively.

Find out more about the role of the Council of Engineers Ireland in the PDF below.

Council Representatives

Past President

John Power


Edmond Harty

Vice President

Laura Burke

Vice President

John Jordan

Chair of Finance Committee

April Mangan

Chair of BEX

Stephen Seymour

Chair of MQB

Richard Crowe

John Cunningham

Peter Monahan

Ruairí Ó Byrne

Mark McKeown

Patrick Donnellan

Barry Mulvey

Aidan Smyth

Richard Crowe

Michael Quinn

John Bailey

Co-opted  Daniel Riordan
Co-opted  Owen O'Reilly
Co-opted  John Coleman
Co-opted  Lara Harb

South East Representative

Laurence Lett

North West Representative

Michael Walsh

Northern Representative

Frank Given

North East Representative

Pat Mc Cormick

Midland Representative

Philip Glover

Donegal Representative

Stephen Kelly

Cork Representative

Patrick Kennelly

West Representative

Shane Newell

An Ríocht (Kerry) Representative

George McMahon

Thomond Representative

Seamus Lynch

GB Representative


Australia/ New Zealand Representative


Agriculture & Food Engineering Representative


Biomedical Representative

Deasún Ó Conchúir

Chemical & Process Engineering Representative

Shane Breslin

Civil Representative

Cormac Bradley

Electrical Representative

Anthony Colohan

Energy, Environment and Climate Action Representative  

Barry McMullin

Fire & Safety Representative

Paul Curran

Public Sector Representative

Claire Hughes 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Representative

Robert Simpson

Structures & Construction Representative

Orla Lonergan

Electronic and Computing Representative

Jeffrey Roe

Council meeting reports

The Council of Engineers Ireland meets regularly.

The Council normally meets five times during each term. The Council terms are one year (12 calendar months) commencing after the AGM.