Elected Officers

Chairman Kate Lehane, Chartered Engineer chairman@engineersirelandcork.ie
Vice-Chairman Padraig Leahy, Chartered Engineer vice-chairman@engineersirelandcork.ie
Secretary Alan Costello, Chartered Engineer secretary@engineersirelandcork.ie
021-4809800
CPD Liaison Officer Dave Memery
Treasurer Neshul Samachetty Treasurer@engineersirelandcork.ie
STEPS Liaison Officer David Cotter BEng MEngSc
353 (0)21 4665900








Senior Committee Members

Brendan Brice, Chartered Engineer (021) 4665900
Brian Cassidy, Chartered Engineer Fellow
Ronan Duggan, Chartered Engineer (087) 9182655
Valerie Fenton Chartered Engineer
John Hennessy MIEI
Ronan Keane, Chartered Engineer
John Lapthorne, Chartered Engineer, Fellow
John J Murphy, Chartered Engineer
Donal Murphy BE,Dip SoftEng,MIEI 086-6083677 / 1890-piling
Tim Murphy
Michael O' Donovan Chartered Engineer (021) 4960625



The Cork Region has maintained a resolute and energetic Committee to serve the Engineering requirements for the city and county. We organise an active annual programme with many diverse events occurring throughout the year. The Region's activities are coordinated each year by an elected Chairman supported by a committee who are all experienced engineers and represent the broad range of disciplines within the Cork Region. This link provides the names and terms of office for each of the past chairmen since 1941. 

Providing for all Disciplines.

Typically the Region hosts weekly/fortnightly Night Lectures generally between October and March each year, including joint lectures across all Engineers Ireland Divisions and Societies, Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). A significant number of lectures focus on infrastructural issues which have a key relevance to the region, such as the Docklands Development, the Commuter Rail links and Flood Relief Schemes. Members from the Cork Region will also participate in Engineers Ireland at National Level. There is always the opportunity to discuss topics and debate with colleagues and peers. The social aspect of Engineering is also encouraged with the Annual Dinner Dance, and a number of golf outings throughout the year.

Continuing the Learned Society.

The Lecture season generally runs from September to June each year. There is a strong emphasis in encouraging growth and participation. The Committee commence the Autumnal season with a four nightly Continuing Professional Development programme sequenced through the month of October. A one day Training Seminar is normally arranged for mid March. A very active YES sub-committee for younger members also arrange a number of events for the region. Continuously liaising with other regions ensures knowledge and event sharing occurs on a regular basis.

The Engineer’s inspiration.

As an organisation Engineers Ireland has various goals which include;

· Making Engineers Ireland the trusted and influential voice of Engineering in Ireland by 2012.
· That Engineers Ireland would achieve Excellence in our people and in our Work Practices.
· Expand the membership and membership base.



The Cork Committee supports and implements these Goals for the greater benefit of Engineers Ireland and for the betterment of Engineering in the Region that we represent. It is recognised that the regions have an important function in identifying schemes that could contribute to the sustainable development of their region and subsequently articulating the merits of those schemes to the appropriate stakeholders.


Our committee aims to have a clear vision for the medium to long-term sustainable developments in the Cork Region so that we can speak authoritatively regarding the implementation of the regional development plans and the collective schemes that form the plans. In addition to Engineers Ireland influencing national policies, the Regions could influence regional and local development policies.  We consider that a positive implementation of the Goals will enhance the voice of the engineering profession and Engineers Ireland into each region where it has a presence.  

The Web Site 

In the Cork Region we have operated this local website over recent years. There are approximately 3000 members in the region and many of our members use the this website to receive the most up to date information regarding our events, night lectures, site visits etc. The local website address is www.engineersirelandcork.ie. Currently the website received over 6000 unique visitors per month. Alternatively, all our events are also publised on the national website

"I am a recent member and find that each lecture helps me attain a good perspective on all challenges facing our country today. Being part of an organisation which is involved in so many diverse areas gives rise to a lot of opportunities for learning and networking.” Cathal Tuohy. BAM Civil Ltd.