Engineers Ireland is set to be a vocal advocate for the progressive shift towards a carbon-free society, according to new president, Dermot Byrne. The organisation’s expertise, gathered from 23,000 engineers across every discipline of the sector, is vital to the planning and delivery of strategic national infrastructure, he said. Engineers Ireland should play “an active and constructive role” in many aspects of Government policy making, especially with regard to energy and climate change.
Byrne was speaking at the Engineers Ireland 2016 Annual General Meeting, which took place this week (31 May). On the night, a fond farewell was also bid to the 2015 president, Bill Grimson – who represented the organisation and its members so ably over the past year – and the results of the Council Elections were declared for the upcoming three-year term.
In his final speech as president of Engineers Ireland, Grimson reviewed the four major items addressed in the past year by the organisation: