CORK REGION NEWS

28/01/2017 Páirc Uí Chaoimh Redevelopment Site Visit

The weather was on our side for the Páirc Uí Chaoimh Redevelopment Site Visit in January, there was a great turnout of up to 100 engineers from across the Cork Region. The 45,000 capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment includes a new 13,000 capacity three tier reinforced concrete South Stand complete with a 40m cantilever feature steel roof. The North Stand is a single tier stand with a 25m cantilever roof which will accommodate 8,000 spectators and associated facilities. The new Eastern and Western Terraces comprise partial demolition and extension of the existing terrace structures and include piled concourse areas. The site visit provided a great opportunity to observe the stadium under construction and to learn about the key design and construction challenges of this landmark project. We would like to thank the speakers, Seamus Kelly and Sean Breen of Malachy Walsh and Partners and David Cotter of John Sisk & Son.
Some images from the visit are included below...









12/2/2016 Cork Region Annual Dinner 2016

The Cork Region of Engineers Ireland held our Annual Dinner on Friday 12th February 2016 at the Maryborough House Hotel Cork. Once again it was a very enjoyable evening and the number of guests (236) was up by approx 10% on last year!. Hopefully that's a sign of the rising economy in the Region! Thank you to all those who supported the event.


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Councillor Claire Cullinane, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork, Simon Coveney TD (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Minister for Defence) and Councillor Paudie Dineen, Deputy Lord Mayor


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Councillor Claire Cullinane, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork, Rónan Duggan, Chairman, Cork Region, Engineers Ireland and Councillor Paudie Dineen, Deputy Lord Mayor


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Councillor Claire Cullinane, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork, David Keane, County Engineer, Cork County Council, and Kate Lehane, Cork County Council.



03/2/2016 Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Future


The transition to a low carbon future presents many opportunities and challenges for Ireland. The issue of how we will heat our homes, fuel our cars and generate electricity is one that is of fundamental importance to Ireland, a country that is heavily reliant on imported fossil fuels. Does a low carbon future mean a high renewables future and what does this mean for the future Irish economy? Prof Brian Ó Gallachóir will present insights from the EPA/SEAI funded Irish TIMES Integrated Energy Systems Modelling project in the context of the significant recent energy policy developments in December 2015; Government White Paper on Energy Policy and the outcome of COP-21 See this EXTERNAL LINK to view the Presentation HERE

24/2/2015 EU Directives - Machinery & Pressure Equipment

Some of the 48 delegates attending the recent Night Lecture presented by John Monroe on the relevant EU Directives from Machinery and Pressure Equipment.....


17/2/2015 Cork Region Annual Dinner 2015

The Cork Region held our Annual Dinner on Friday 13th February 2015 at the Maryborough House Hotel Cork. This year we had approximately 220 guests - once again thank you to all those who supported the event. An enjoyable night was had by all that went on late into the early hours!


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): John Power (Director General Engineers Ireland), Aidan Cronin (Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland), Simon Coveney TD (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Minister for Defence).


Chairman Aidan Cronin pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner with a presentation made to John Power on behalf of the members in the Region in recoginition of his contribution to the Institution ahead of his retirement later this year from the role of Director General.



11/11/2014 Cork Region Lecture on Risk Management – Asbestos & Legionella

As part of the 2014-2015 Winter Lecture Series a lecture on the above topic was presented by Mr. Paul Enright and Mr. Liam Broderick of HBE Risk Management.

The speakers have created a web page which includes the presentation slides from the talk as well as other relevant information.

We thank the speakers for doing this and if you would like to access this infomration you can do so via the link below.

See EXTERNAL LINK HERE



26/2/2014 Cork Region Annual Dinner 2014

The Cork Region held our Annual Dinner on Friday 31st January 2014 at the Maryborough House Hotel Cork. Thank you to all those who supported the event. An enjoyable night was had by all!


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Brian Cassidy, (Chairman, Cork Region, Engineers Ireland), Catherine Clancy, Lord Mayor, Michael John Shinnick, (Chief Scout, Guest Speaker).


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Michael John Shinnick, (Chief Scout, Guest Speaker), Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Brian Cassidy, (Chairman, Cork Region, Engineers Ireland).



03/07/2013 Engineers Ireland CPD Scholarships

Engineers Ireland has reserved a place on each of the two strands of the Future Professionals Series for CPD Scholarship participants. Applications for CPD Scholarships are open to members (MIEI) from engineering-led organisations. CPD Scholarships will be awarded to cover 75% of the programme fees.

Application Process
Two Scholarship places will be awarded in each location where the Future Professionals Series runs. One for those taking part in the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering as well as one for those on the CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering. To apply, complete and return an Application Form.
See LINK HERE

Closing Dates for Applications:
CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering - 5pm on Friday 23rd August, 2013
CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering - 5pm on Friday 13th September, 2013




23/3/2013 Annual Seminar - Engineering Water Services Reform

Over 130 delegates attended this 1-day seminar (20th March 2013) to hear topical discussions and presentations from key industry stakeholders on the ongoing reform of the water services sector in Ireland.

Presentations from the day are now available from our Downloads Page (see link on side bar).


Speaking at the Cork Region Seminar 20th March 2013 were (R-L) Finola McCarthy (RDJ Solicitors), Noel O'Keeffe (Irish Water Programme), Denis Crowley (Chairman Cork Region), Gerry Duane (Water Services Transition Office), Katherine Walshe (Cork County Council).



19/9/2012 Funded Study Visit: Developing the Marine Economy in the USA

This message was received by a member of the Cork Region Committee:

Call for applications for a study visit entitled

Developing the Marine Economy: Fishing, Recreation, Transport
December 4th – 14th 2012
Boston, Massachusetts & Miami, Florida

Up to ten relevant marine policymakers and practitioners, marine economic development specialists, environmentalists, and investors from Ireland and Northern Ireland will be selected to engage with their American counterparts on issues relating to the marine economy. Participants will develop their understanding of the marine environment and the potential for its safe and sustainable economic development in the United States. Energy—both renewable and non-renewable—fishing, transport, and recreational uses of marine resources will be examined along with environmental challenges related to the development of the marine environment.

The program is sponsored by the Irish Institute at the Center for Irish Programs, Boston College, and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Program-related costs including travel, accommodation, tuition, and the majority of meals are provided.

The program is not open to U.S. citizens, Green Card holders, or past participants of U.S. Government-funded Irish Institute programs. Short-listed applicants must be available for interview either 3rd October in Dublin or 4th October in Belfast. Please note that the program is by necessity highly selective, and that consequently, not all applicants will be interviewed and not all interviewees will be invited to participate.

To apply: Visit our website at www.bc.edu/irishinstitute for an application. The completed form, in addition to a letter of interest, must be returned by email to Ms. Thea Gilien at gilien@bc.edu before 5 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 25th September. The mandatory letter of interest should include: reason for application, your ability to contribute to the program, and potential for sharing your experience upon your return home. For further information, please visit our website or telephone (353) 1 614 7450.



29/8/2012 YES Cork - Golf Outing 2012

The recent Young Engineers Society (Cork Region) Golf Outing, sponsored by Omega Financial Management, at Douglas Golf Club was a great success.

For more details see this Link.


20/2/2012 Cork Region Annual Dinner 2012

The Cork Region hosted our Annual Dinner on Friday 10th February 2012 at teh Maryborough House Hotel Cork. As always this turned out to be a very enjoyable social occasion and our thanks goes to the over 200 guests who supported the event.
Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Dr Ed Walsh (Guest Speaker), Mr PJ Rudden (President Engineers Ireland), Minister Simon Coveney TD (Minister at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine), Dr Jim Robinson (Chairman Cork Region)


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Minister Simon Coveney TD (Minister at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine), Dr Jim Robinson (Chairman Cork Region)


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Dr Jim Robinson (Chairman Cork Region) and Mr PJ Power (Chairman of the Southern Region of the Society of Chartered Surveyors)



15/2/2012 Call for volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours on Saturday, March 3rd to help out with the Meet the Engineers Family Fun Day at Lifetime Lab as part of Engineers Week 2012 www.engineersweek.ie

http://www.lifetimelab.ie/news/latestnews/meettheengineersfamilyfunday/

The audience is families with primary school kids and the idea is that they will have an opportunity to meet with engineers and find out about the work that you do. We will have a range of hands on activities (maths puzzles, Lego robots, circuit building etc) and we need volunteers to assist groups with these activities. There will also be plenty of bouncy castles, face painting etc to entertain the crowd.

If you are interested and can come along, please email volunteer@engineersirelandcork.ie to discuss further.

19/12/2011 Mizen Head Project scoops top Engineers Ireland Excellence Award and other honours..

The Mizen Head Bridge Reconstruction Project was awarded Project of the Year at the recent Engineers Ireland Excellence awards held in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. See this LINK on the Engineers Ireland website for further details

The paper first presented as part of the Cork Region's 2010-2011 Night Lecture Series: The Design and Construction of the New Mizen Head Footbridge was awarded Best Paper or Presentation of the Year at the same awards ceremony.

The Paper has also been commended by the Institution of Structural Engineers at their Structural Awards 2011 following a presentation at their Westminister HQ earlier this year. See this LINK for more details.

The Cork Region Committee would like to extend our Congratulations to all involved in this landmark Project, Paper and Presentation:

Cork County Council
Commissioners of Irish Lights
Failte Ireland
RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd.
Carillion Irishenco Ltd.


14/11/2011 Discovery 2011 - Science & Engineering Exhibition, Cork City Hall

The Cork Region of Engineers Ireland was delighted to host a stand at this years Discovery Exhibition held in Corks City Hall (12-15 November 2011).




Mark Cotter (Mott MacDonald) and David Gilmour (UCC Student in Fourth Year Civil Engineering) at the Engineers Ireland (Cork Region) Stand at the Discovery 2011 - Schence & Engineering exhibition ,Cork City Hall 12-15 November 2011.

27/09/2011 Engineers Ireland Cork Region Visits Lord Mayor in City Hall

At the invitation of the Lord Mayor of Cork City Cllr Terry Shannon, the Chairman of the Cork Region of Engineers Ireland Dr Jim Robinson paid a courtesy visit to Cork City Hall this afternoon, Tuesday 27th September. Dr Robinson was accompanied by John Power, Director General of Engineers Ireland and members of the Senior Committee of the Cork Region of Engineers Ireland.


Members of Engineers Ireland Cork Region Committee who visited Cork City's Lord Mayor Cllr Terry Shannon. Also present was Mr. John Power, Director General Engineers Ireland.


Dr Jim Robinson Chairman Cork Region making a presentation to Cllr Terry Shannon, Lord Mayor on the occasion of the Region's visit to City Hall.

Read the full Press Release from the Cork Region HERE



09/08/2011 President attends official opening of the Mizen Head Footbridge...

Engineers Ireland President Mr PJ Rudden attended the official opening of the reconstructed Mizen Head Footbridge on Friday 5th August 2011.


Pictured at the opening of the Mizen Head footbridge were Brendan Brice Acting Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland, Noel O'Keeffe Cork County Engineer, P J Rudden President of Engineers Ireland and Eoghan Lehane Engineering Manager Commissioners of Irish Lights

Read more from the President's visit on his blog A Presidents Blog by PJ Rudden



02/08/2011 Highlighting Jobs in the Software Industry...

The following email was received by members of the Cork Region Committee. CHECK THIS OUT

Good morning

In response to increasing difficulties in recruiting appropriately skilled people in the indigenous software industry, Enterprise Ireland has supported the development of a video to help create an awareness of the exciting opportunities for our young people in this growing Irish-owned industry. The video is entitled “IT’s Happening Here” and can be found on the following link:

IT's Happening Here

The key message is that there are thousands of vacancies in our indigenous software sector and it’s a fun and rewarding place to work.

This is your tool to highlight your industry, and draw attention to the exciting career opportunities it offers, ensuring that the Irish software industry continues to grow and develop, and maintain the global recognition you have won for your innovative software solutions. In order to maximise the impact can I suggest that you forward the link to all your contacts and encourage everyone in your company to do the same with a particular focus on young people use the video on your own website tweet, share and use any other social media tool you have to distribute the link to the video send a reply from the landing page (to which you are directed at the end of the video) if you have vacancies you would like to include there.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Con.Oleary@enterprise-ireland.com or Anne.Lanigan@enterprise-ireland.com




19/07/2011 Seeking households with septic tanks to participate in research project

The following email was received by members of the Cork Region Committee. If it is of interest to you please contact the undersigned..

"We need everyone’s help to find suitable sites for a new research project on septic tanks. The EPA funded project aims to find solutions for single household on-site wastewater in areas where conventional septic tanks may not be the most appropriate form of treatment. You might have heard in the news that the European Court is going to prosecute Ireland (lump sum fine of €2.7 million plus a daily penalty of €26,173) for failing to comply with the EU Water Framework Directive relating to septic tanks in single households. The outcome of this project will find applications in the new laws and regulations that are requested by the EU to protect water quality and human health.

We are looking to monitor sites in a range of soil permeabilities but if the site is suitable and in an area of low soil permeability there is the chance to be selected for one of the main sites where we would upgrade the old soakaway to a new modern system FOR FREE!

All you need to do is let us know if the following points apply to you or any of your friends or family:


1. You are living in a house in the countryside, not connected to the main sewer system.
2. You have an on-site wastewater treatment system consisting of a septic tank and a soakaway. This is more likely to be in place in older houses (15 to 20 years).
3. The house is occupied by at least 3 people.
4. You are willing to cooperate with a few researchers in TCD and allow a few probes to be installed around the area of the soakaway with someone coming on a regular basis to take samples.

So please get in touch with us if you think you might know a suitable site. Your help and your time are much appreciated!

Kind regards,
Donata Dubber (Postdoctoral researcher, Dipl. Environmental Science)
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
phone: + 353 (0)1 896 1146
email: dubberd@tcd.ie "



15/06/2011 Engineer Needed
Lorna Murphy (General Manager SDL Exhibitions) has contacted the Cork Region Committee and is looking for a suitably qualified and insured Chartered Engineer for inspection of temporary marquee structures as part of TasteFest in Fitzgeralds Park Cork (23-26 June). Interested? Please Contact: SDL Exhibitions, 18 Main Street, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. (Tel: +353 (0)1 405 5552) (Mobile: +353 (0) 87 2750800) Email: lorna@sdlexpo.com.

27/05/2011 PJ Rudden inaugurated as Preseident of Engineers Ireland
A full house of Members and an international audience, via webcam, attended the Engineers Ireland AGM in Dublin last night. PJ Rudden, on his accession to President of Engineers Ireland, gave an insperational speech where he spoke about the Challenges we face, the Leadership of Engineers, the Hope for the future and the role that Facebook, Twitter and Blogs can play! You can read PJ's full inaugural speech and follow his Presidential Year via his Blog.

15/03/2011 The Internet of Things, Dr John Barrett Cork Institute of Technology
Members of the Cork Region who attended tonight's lecture by Dr John Barrett CIT were in for a treat. John clearly presented how the Internet has become part of our every-day lives and outlined how the innovative technologies (Things) being developed are opportunities for Engineers to make maximum use of the vast resource that is the World Wide Web!

A thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking lecture. The lecture was followed by a tour of the Nimbus facility and a behind the scenes look at some of the industry leading technologies being developed at CIT.



Pictured at the lecture in Nimbus, Cork Institute of Technology were Dr John Barrett (Group Director of the Smart Systems Integration Research Group and Head of Studies at the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology) and Brendan Brice (Chairman, Engineers Ireland - Cork Region).

Synopsis of Lecture:
The Internet has transformed our lives beyond recognition in the two decades since the term “world wide web” first emerged. However, the current internet and our means of interacting with it are, in developmental terms, relatively primitive and, for engineers, the Internet is of little use as a real engineering tool – it may greatly facilitate the finding and communication of information but we do not truly “engineer” with it in the sense that we understand when we design and construct new structures, systems, processes and machines. The emerging Internet of Things – where embedded systems will allow not just computers but also people, objects, structures, vehicles and machines to autonomously communicate on the Internet – will lead to transformations far beyond those brought about by the current Internet. The Internet of Things will free users from the restrictive and unnatural interfaces of computer screens and keyboards, facilitating many new “natural web” applications and businesses. For all the engineering disciplines, it will be a true engineering tool for fine-grain observation and control and will provide unprecedented opportunities for engineering innovation. This lecture will focus on the Internet of Things, the technologies that are being put in place to build it, the impact it will have on its users and the opportunities it offers for innovation.

Follow this link to view a complete Abstract for the lecture:
The Internet of Things Abstract .


18/02/2011 Engineers Week 14-20 February 2011

Engineers Week is a week long programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The aim of the week is to create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of various ages with little or no engineering background.

This week more than 150 events have been held nationwide. Many events were organised in the Cork area and sincere thanks to all those who organised and took part in these. Yesterday was Volunteers Day and many engineers took the time to visit local schools to help promote engineering. Again, thank you.

13/02/2011 Cork Region Annual Dinner 2011

The Cork Region hosted our Annual Dinner on Friday 11th February 2011 at the Maryborough Hotel and Spa. Thank you to all those who attended, particularly the companies who sponsored tables.

We hope that you all enjoyed the night.

Follow this link to the Cork County Council WEBSITE for more information.

Also see these photos published in the Evening Echo on Wednesday 16th February CLICK HERE to view.

Here is a selection of photos from the evening...



Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Jim Robinson (Vice Chairman Cork Region), Kevin Smyth (Chairman RIAI Southern Region), Michael Barrett (Chairman SCS Southern Region), Martin Lowery (President Engineers Ireland), Brendan Brice (Chairman Cork Region), Kieran Horgan (Chairman Thomond Region), Cllr Kieran McCarthy (Deputy Lord Mayor), Cllr John O'Sullivan (Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork).


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were (L-R): Martin Lowery (President Engineers Ireland), Brendan Brice (Chairman Cork Region), Cllr Kieran McCarthy (Deputy Lord Mayor), Cllr John O'Sullivan (Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork).


Attending the Annual Dinner were John Power (Director General Engineers Ireland), Kevin Murray, Leo Enright (Guest Speaker) and Peter Langford.


Martin Lowery (President Engineers Ireland) and Brendan Brice (Chairman Cork Region) at the Cork Regions Annual Dinner 2011.


Kevin Smyth and Jim Robinson at the Cork Region Annual Dinner.


Pictured at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were Bernadette Janeczek and Michelle O'Sullivan.


Kieran Horgan and Michael Barrett at the Cork Region Annual Dinner.

31/01/2011 Engineers Week 2011, 14 - 20 February 2011

The Engineers Week Bus recently visited Patrick Street, Cork. The bus was touring Ireland to highlight Engineers Week, a campaign held annually by Engineers Ireland to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the industry to Ireland. During this week Engineers are encouraged to visit local schools to promote science and engineering. More details can be found on the Engineers Week WEBSITE.


Pictured above are John Barry, Managing Director Bord Gais Networks and Brendan Brice, Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland with Joseph and Aishling Murray at the Engineers Week 2011 Bus.

24/11/2010 American Chamber of Commerce gives optimistic outlook for Ireland's economy

Brian Harrison of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland recently presented the Investment & Economic Update (November 2010). See this LINK. In summary Ireland is returning to growth led by durable exporting industries.

23/11/2010 Engineers Ireland Cork Region - Discovery2010 Exhibition

The Discovery Science & Engineering 2010 Exhibition took place in Cork City Hall from the 13-16 November 2010. The Cork Region of Engineers Ireland sponsored a stand with exhibits provided by students from STEPS, CIT, UCC and 5th year students from local secondary schools. The exhibits demonstrated Richie O'Shea's novel cooking stove (winner of 2010 BY Young Scientist); a scale model of the new Waterford City Bypass Bridge complete with load sensors; experiments demonstrating Newtons Laws of Motion and some Biomechanical Reserach ongoing at CIT.


The STEPS end of the stand.


Richie O'Shea BTYS with his stove on our stand.


Dr. Michael Creed, Head of School of Engineering, UCC discusses the stove with Richie.


An overall shot of the stand...



08/11/2010 Engineers Ireland Cork Region Annual Seminar - Innovation How to Turn your Bright Idea into Revenue

We had a very successful Innovation Seminar at the Rochestown Park Hotel today. Approx 60 delegates heard our 13 speakers explain the innovation process and it's benefits. It was great to hear such positive contributions from all present. The key message was that by continuously innovating products, services and processes we can weather the current economic 'perfect storm'. Thank you to all for speaking and attending. Copies of the presentations are now available on our "Downloads" page


Brian Cassidy & Brendan Brice (Cork Region Committee) testing the sound system.


Seminar Speakers: John Mullins (BGE), Denise Kennedy (CIT Rubicon), Trevor Winckworth (InHand Guides), Linda Hendy (NSAI), Brian Cassidy (Cork Region Committee), Minister Batt O'Keeffe TD, Brendan Brice (Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland), Prof. Patrick Cunningham (Chief Scientific Advisor to the Irish Government), Pat O'Brien (Enterprise Ireland).


Delegates attending the Cork Region Seminar on Innovation - 8th November 2010


Brian Cassidy (Cork Region Committee), Minister Batt O'Keeffe (Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Innovation) and Brendan Brice (Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland) at the Region's Seminar on Innovation Rochestown Park Hotel 8th November 2010


Minister Batt O'Keeffe giving an opening address to the Seminar.


Professor Patrick Cunningham (Chief Scientific Advisor to the Irish Government) addressing the Seminar.


Mr Pat O'Brien (Enterprise Ireland) speaking on the Innovation Voucher Scheme at the Cork Region's Seminar.


Brendan Brice (Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland) winding up proceedings.



26/10/2010 2010 CPD Series - Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tonight saw the conclusion of the 2010 CPD Series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. The series was well attended and attendees were given a comprehensive introduction into the various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. A special word of thanks goes to teh speakers and the organising sub-committee.

Copies of presentations and other supporting material are now available on our DOWNLOADS page.


06/10/2010 Innovation Seminar Programme Published
Our Annual Seminar will be held at the Rochestown Park Hotel on the 8th November 2010. This year our chosen theme is "Innovation - How to Turn your Bright Idea into Revenue".

Check out the full Programme HERE

Places are Limited so BOOK YOURS EARLY!! by emailing innovation2010@engineersirelandcork.ie

Kind Regards

Brendan Brice Chartered Engineer
Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland


05/10/2010 2010-2011 Programme of Events Commences with CPD Series
The Autumn CPD Series commenced this evening at the Rochestown Park Hotel.

This years CPD theme is Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ciaran Fahy FIEI presented the opening lecture providing a thorough overview of the various forms of dispute resolution, their benefits and limitations. Ciaran also gave a brief introduction to the 2010 Arbiration Act. The series is well attended with over 70 delegated attending the opening night. The next session in the series will be held on Monday 11th October at 6:30pm in the Rochestown Park Hotel.

Check out our Diary Page for more Details.

See you there.


22/08/2010 Cork Region 2010-2011 Calendar Published
Over the past few months our Cork Region committe has been busy planning our events for the 2010/2011 season. Full details will be published

Our winter lecture series will include talks relating to Energy, Water, Marine Research, Bridges, Leading edge Internet research and much more!

Many of our lectures are held jointly with EI Divisions and other Institutions so there should be something for everybody.

Of note is our Autumn CPD series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. This will be held over 4 nights commencing 5th October at 6:30 in the Rochestown Park.

Our Annual Seminar this year will be held on Monday 8th November at the Rochestown Park Hotel. This years topic will be 'Innovation - How to turn your bright idea into revenue'. A strong panel of speakers will be presenting and the event will be opened by Minister Batt O'Keeffe.

Remember to check out www.engineersirelandcork.ie for full & updated details

Also follow us on Twitter @EngIreCork

Kind Regards

Brendan Brice Chartered Engineer
Chairman Cork Region Engineers Ireland


11/05/2010 Engineers Ireland Annual Conference 2010, Silversprings Moran Hotel 22-23 April 2010

Kevin Murray speaking at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Brendan Brice chairing the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Noel O'Keeffe Cork County Engineer speaking at the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Mike Jones Bam Contractors speaking at the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Dr Bian O'Gallachoir UCC speaking at the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Joe McSwiney Cascade Designs speaking remotely from Seattle at the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Pat O'Connor MEDIC CIT speaking at the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Paudie Murphy Bam Contractors speaking at the Cork Region's Parallel Session on 'Leadership and Innovation in Practice' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Barry Leach presenting the Cork Region's Conference Resolution proposal 'Irish Infrastructure Report' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Brian Cassidy chairing the Local Government Division's parallel session 'Irelands Water: meeting the challenges' at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Jim Robinson speaking at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.


Mary Moloney & Bernadette Janeczek attending the 2010 Annual Conference.


Ronan Duggan speaking at the Conference Resolutions session at the 2010 Annual Conference 23rd April 2010.

11/05/2010 Cork County Council receives CPD Accreditation 21st April 2010

John Power Director General presenting the Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation Certificate to Mr Martin Riordan, County Manager Cork County Council, 21st April 2010.


John Power Director General Engineers Ireland with members of Cork County Council at the presention of the Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation Certificate, 21st April 2010.

16/02/2010 Evening Lecture on Castletownbere Fishery Harbour

Present at the evening lecture on the development of Castletownbere Harbour were Brendan Brice, Robert Dunsire (Jacobs), Kevin Murray, Simon Brewitt (Mott MacDonald).

12/02/2010 Cork Region Annual Dinner - Maryborugh Hotel & Spa

Batt O'Keeffe TD, Minister for Education and Science, Dr Chris Horn President Engineers Ireland & Kevin Murray Chairman Cork Region who were present at the Cork Region Annual Dinner.


Present at the Cork Region Annual Dinner were Batt O'Keeffe TD (Minister for Education & Science), Dr Chris Horn, Kevin Murray, Cllr Laura McGonigle (Deputy Lord Mayor, Cork City), Cllr Derry Canty (Mayor of County Cork), Martin Riordan (Cork County Manager), Noel O'Keeffe (Cork County Engineer), Tom McSweeney (Guest Speaker).

11/02/2010 Chairman visits Secondary Schools as part of Volunteers Day

St Francis Capuchin College Rochestown, with the Headmaster, Deputy Headmaster and Chaplain.


Scoil Barra Naofa Monkstown with the Principal..

11/02/2010 CEIA Lego Robot Competition

Present at the Cork Electronics Industry Association Lego Robot Competition were (L-R) Paul Deasy (General Manager of Moog and Chairperson of Cork Electronics Industry Association), Kevin Murray (EI Cork Region) & Ken Murphy(MD of Careerwise Recruitment Agency). The winners of the Competition were St Francis College, Rochestown - WELL DONE!

11/02/2010 Evening Lecture by Niall Fitzsimons & Co.

Present at the recent evening lecture on Cork's Inner City Developments were representatives of Niall Fitzsimons & Co., Institution of Structural Engineers and Engineers Ireland Cork Region .

19/01/2010 Cork Region Chairman in the Press
Over the past few months the current Chairman of the Cork Region Mr Kevin Murray Chartered Engineer has been acting as a spokesman for Engineers Ireland on flooding and water supply issues.

The following are selected interviews and articles to which he contributed:

Newstalk 106-108FM Interview (28-11-09) - Flooding Crisis

RTE Drivetime Interview (12-01-10) - Freezing Weather and Water Supply

Irish Examiner (14-01-10) - Water Metering & Charges

Sunday Business Post (17-01-10) - Freezing Conditions and Water Supply Infrastructure


10/12/2009 Cork City Council receive Public Sector Award from Cork Environmental Forum (CEF)

Present at the CEF Annual Awards this week were (l-r) Michael Hobbs (Chairman, CEF), Kevin Terry (Cork City Engineer), Kevin Murray (Chair Cork Region EI), Eamonn Walsh (Senior Engineer, Cork City Council) and Patrick Treacy (CEF).

4/12/2009 Downloads Page Updated

The presentation by Mr Ger Hurley (UCG) to the Cork Region on "Soláthar Cumhachta i gCás Éigeandála do Chórais Rialaithe an Chlaonta i dTuirbíní Gaoithe5MW" is now available for download.

30/11/2009 Downloads Page Updated

The presentation by Mr John Shine (ESB Networks) to the Cork Region on "A Roadmap for Smart Networks" is now available for download.

26/11/2009 Disability Access Certificates - Cork City Council Notification to Engineers Ireland (Cork Region) Members

Cork City Council would like to notify members of the recent important changes to the Building Control Regulations.

This notification relates to Disability Access Certificates (DAC) that were introduced through SI 351 of 2009 dated 4 September 2009, in order to improve compliance of buildings with Part M of the Building Regulations, currently Part M 2000.

Click here for more information


29/09/2009 Engineers Ireland (Cork Region) Eurocodes CPD Series

Present at the Cork Region CPD Series were Aidan Cronin (Cork Region), Jimmy Kinahan (CPD Manager Engineers Ireland), Kevin Murray (Cork Region), John J Murphy (Speaker) & Brian O'Rourke (Speaker)


Selection of attendees at the Cork Region Eurocodes CPD Series

25/09/2009 Fastnet Line celebrate the arrival of the MV Julia

Present at a reception to celebrate the arrival of the MV Julia to Cork were Conor Buckley and Paul O'Brien of the Fastnet Line and Kevin Murray (Cork Region EI)