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

Orla Feely - Past President 

John Power - President

Edmond Harty - Vice President

Laura Burke - Vice President

John Jordan - Chair, Finance Committee

Stephen Seymour - Chair, Board of Examiners, (BEX)

Richard Crowe - Chair, Membership Qualification Board, (MQB)

Siobhan Kennedy

April Mangan

Cormac Bradley

Diarmuid Ó Briain 

John Cunningham

Peter Monahan

Ruairí Ó Byrne

Aidan Smyth

Mark McKeown

Patrick Donnellan 

Barry Mulvey 

Brian Feighan 


Laurence Lett - South East Representative

John O’Gorman - North West Representative

Gerard McGirr - Northern Representative

Pat McCormick - North East Representative

Tony Buckley - Midland Representative

Michael Bassett - Donegal Representative

Michal Dymet - Cork Representative

Justin Martin - West Representative

George McMahon - An Ríocht (Kerry) Representative

Mike Griffin - Thomond Representative

Dominic Forbes - GB Representative


Bróna Carroll - Agriculture & Food Engineering

Suzanne O'Rourke - Biomedical

Martin McCarthy - Chemical & Process Engineering

Cormac Bradley - Civil

Anthony Colohan - Electrical 

Barry Cullen - Energy-Environment

Seamus McArevey - Fire & Safety

Robert Simpson - Mechanical & Manufacturing

Orla Lonergan - Structures & Construction

Jeffrey Roe - Electronic and Computing

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.