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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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Public Sector Videos

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Public Sector News

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Public Sector in the Engineers Journal

Michael Cogan: An appreciation

Niall O'Donovan pays tribute to his good friend, the late Michael Cogan – a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, former chairman of the Cork Region and a long-standing staff member of Cork County Council.

My engineering life Q&A: Claire Hughes of Louth County Council

For Claire Hughes, chair of the Public Sector Division of Engineers Ireland, you won't go wrong working in local government: 'I can guarantee that a career in a local authority will never be boring, and each day brings new challenges.'

My engineering life Q&A: Michal Dymet, Cork County Council

Michal Dymet, chairperson of Engineers Ireland Cork Region, says the engineering profession runs in the family, with both of his parents involved in the field. He also loved, as a child, taking apart toys, while an important mentor taught him about the importance of the thoroughness of road design.

Christopher J Marshall: An appreciation

Christopher J Marshall, Chartered Engineer, FIEI, who died on October 3, 2022, has been described by his many colleagues and friends as 'a gentleman and gifted engineer'.

How these three top-drawer civil engineers cut plenty of ICE

ICE honours three Engineers Ireland members and civil engineers who left a significant mark: Murt Coleman, Don McEntee, and the late Hank Fogarty.

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. 


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