Campaigns and Policies

How does Engineers Ireland advocate for the engineering profession?

Engineers Ireland plays an active role in public policy, taking a leadership role nationally on issues related to engineering as well as sustainability, wellbeing and innovation. We hold regular meetings with policy makers, organise workshops and contribute to public consultations and Oireachtas Committees. Our priorities for public policy are summarised in our Campaigns and Policies section (link → News & Insights → Campaigns & Policies).

Do you have any information on the number of engineering graduates?

Engineers Ireland publishes Engineering (link - News & Insights → Campaigns & Policies → Engineering), a barometer of the profession in Ireland. This report includes information on engineering employment, perspectives and education. We examine the number of engineering students and graduates according to engineering discipline.

Do you have any information on salary levels in the engineering profession?

Engineers Ireland conducts salary surveys of our membership every number of years. Our latest survey, based on the responses of over 2,000 qualified engineers, was published in 2018 and is available here (link - News & Insights → Campaigns & Policies → Salary survey). The report also includes information on pensions, bonuses and other benefits.

What are your recommendations for infrastructure and capital investment?

Each year, Engineers Ireland publishes The State of Ireland report, an independent assessment of Ireland’s infrastructure – available here (link - News & Insights → Campaigns & Policies → State of Ireland). The report’s grades and recommendations are based on the findings of panels of expert engineers, drawn from the public and private sectors and academia.