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The Public Sector division is for engineers with an interest in the sciences, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, information and computer sciences, infrastructural planning and development, and local government bodies.

The division works closely with other groups such as The Institute of Concrete Technology, The Institution of Civil Engineers, Irish Planning Institute, and Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


Public Sector Videos

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Public Sector News

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Public Sector in the Engineers Journal

Before & After: The restoration of European heritage award winner – 18 Ormond Quay

Formerly in need of major structural consolidation and conservation of historic fabric, Dublin Civic Trust engaged in wholesale refurbishment of this designated protected structure as a beacon of best conservation practice and reuse. The most challenging and transformative building project it has embarked on, the trust received Europe's most prestigious award for built heritage conservation, the European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award 2021. 

Dave Timlin: An appreciation

A gentleman to his fingertips, Dave Timlin was an extremely loyal colleague and friend. His legacy can be seen in the vast number of major capital projects delivered under his stewardship and in the meticulous systems and procedures he oversaw to ensure continually improving excellence and professionalism by Clare County Council in the delivery of services to the Clare public in a dynamic and evolving environment.

Brendan Devlin, former Cork county engineer: An appreciation

Brendan Devlin’s technical ability, vision, interpersonal skills and innovative methods achieved a huge amount on behalf of the people of Cork, and many of the works he completed will act as monuments and testaments to his exceptional service in the engineering sector.

Port Collections: A history of Dublin Port and the port archive

Since 1997 the day-to-day running of Dublin Port is managed by Dublin Port Company, which traces its 300-year-old history back to 1708, writes Lar Joye, port heritage director, Dublin Port Company.

What it’s like… to be on Council

Once a fortnight our ‘What It’s Like…’ series will interview a member of one of the governance boards, highlighting their work, their role in the Engineers Ireland community and advice for members interested in becoming involved. This week’s interview is with Aisling Davis, Council Representative for Chartered Engineers.

Inside track: How site experience is helping duo build their engineering career

Two graduate engineers at Roughan & O’Donovan, Ernest Etim and Miguel Angel Hidalgo, discuss how their site rotation has given them a lot more than just a chance to get out of the office and see their work. Ernest Etim, assistant resident engineer, N56 - Mountcharles to Drumbeigh scheme I spent the past nine months working as an assistant resident engineer on the construction stage of the N56 - Mountcharles to Drumbeigh scheme in Co Donegal. The experience has given me a better ...

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

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