Since 2022, Engineers Ireland has been supporting the Irish Red Cross in its work with Ukraine

As an association of engineers, we were deeply shocked by the Russian invasion and attack on Ukraine which initiated a humanitarian crisis for the people of Ukraine. Sadly this year (2024), the war continues. 

Engineers Ireland is supporting the Irish Red Cross to identify the suitability of accommodation generously pledged by the public for families and individuals travelling from Ukraine to Ireland.

We are helping to assess vacant properties available.

In 2022, we called on our engineering community, including practising and retired engineers, and in particular those with experience in assessment of residential properties, to support the Irish Red Cross and to assess accommodation. Over 300 members came forward and we thank you for your support in undertaking these assessments, pro bono.  Members are called upon depending on the location of the property and local needs.   
This assessment work continues. So current engineer-volunteers are still being contacted in 2023 by the Irish Red Cross – when needed. Volunteers should be mindful that they may get a call at any time.

If you are interested in supporting this ongoing assessment work as an assessor, and are a member of Engineers Ireland, please contact She will be able to answer your questions.

A recording of a previous Guidance Webinar (going back to March 2022) for assessors and including a slide presentation can be found below.



Other information

  • Ukrainian engineers

Engineers Ireland will also work with Ukrainian engineers who wish to become established in Ireland through such means as evaluating engineering qualifications, offering support such as access to free on-line Continuing Professional Development opportunities, linking engineers with industry representatives and connecting them with our Regional Branch and specialist Divisional networks. 

We will also work with any Ukrainian engineering students, who wish to continue their studies here, by offering advice, sign-posting and connections.

Our contact details including phone numbers are available on this section of our website.

  • Statement issued

On 16 March 2022, we published a statement on our website from our institution in relation to Ukraine and expressing our solidarity with the engineers and the public of Ukraine. Read our statement here.