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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.


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The river of gold inspiring a blueprint for continued innovation

The European Union is to take action against Ireland as areas of the country have non-compliance in relation to the quality of sewer/wastewater discharges to water bodies, waterways, writes Tipperary County Council's Patrick Moran. To quote Richard Buckminster Fuller American inventor, designer and Author "pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant to their value". Part of one of the themes of the 2017 World Water ...

Cork's lower harbour drainage project - from legacy to lasting mark

When you read headlines highlighting that raw sewage continues to flow into our waters at 43 urban areas across Ireland (The Irish Times, November 23, 2016), the scale of the problem facing Irish Water is clear. For decades, untreated wastewater has been discharged into our rivers and seas at towns and villages from Howth in Dublin to Kilmore Quay in Wexford and Ballyvaughan in Co Clare. This is a nationwide problem and Irish Water is committed to addressing it and ensuring that these 43 ...

The US Interstate Highway System 1960-1990 - a historical journey

The development of the US Interstate Highway System was the largest civil engineering project in the world with a final cost of more than €100 billion. Although a number of limited access, dual carriageway roads were built in the US during the 1920s and 1930s, the genesis for the creation of the Interstates was the end of the Second World War, when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, Dwight D Eisenhower saw the German Autobahn system in 1945 which influenced his thoughts towards ...

The history of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, construction and compromise

On 31 May 2017, President Higgins took part in a ceremony to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the laying of the first stone for the construction of Dún Laoghaire harbour. Many other events took place in the bicentenary year, commemorating a construction project that was one of the largest of its day in Ireland. [caption id="attachment_39559" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vallancey's pier of the 1760s[/caption] There has been a harbour at Dún Laoghaire, then called Dunleary, since ...

The sound of silence – TfI Marine delivers silent mooring solution in Dublin Bay

Dredging work to deepen the harbour basin and channel into Dublin Port as part of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project has begun in recent months. The €230 million project involves the construction of approximately 3km of quay walls, deepening of the harbour basin and channel to accommodate larger seagoing vessels, as well as works associated with the conservation of the port’s Victorian industrial heritage. A comprehensive environmental monitoring programme has been established, ...

Alice Perry - the Galway woman who became Europe's first engineering graduate

The beginning of the 20th century was a seismic historical period in which advances were made in philosophy, political thinking, science, literature, engineering and equality. In particular, gradual strides in female equality were made in accessing third-level education (for those that could afford it) and subsequently in employment. As these ground-breaking women entered the workforce, they proved more than equal to their male counterparts. At first, this manifested itself by way of the ...


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