Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland: called for greater clarity on the Land Development Agency’s ‘objectives, powers and compellability’.

The State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) must have compulsory purchase powers to secure land if houses are to be built quickly, an (...)

Engineers Ireland says  the number of students moving into third-level engineering and technology sectors needs to be much larger to meet current and future needs.  Photograph: iStock

An acute shortage of engineering graduates means there will not be enough qualified workers to meet the country’s current and future needs, the repres(...)

A new model of career guidance is required which embraces lifelong learning and changing career paths throughout individuals’ lives, Ibec asserts. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s secondary schools lack the resources to deliver proper career guidance to students, according to employers’ group Ibec. Its review of the s(...)

Businesses across the country were forced to close last week as a result of storm Emma. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish businesses reopening on Monday morning were counting the cost of the effect of lost trade last week as a result of storm Emma which lead to wide(...)

Key labour shortages will have to be fixed  if the Government’s  €115bn National Development Plan is to be successful, the construction industry has warned. File photograph: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

Key labour shortages will have to be fixed and rising construction inflation curbed if the Government’s €115 billion National Development Plan (NDP) i(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

The Engineering Project of the Year title went to Malachy Walsh and Partners (MW&P) for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Centre of Excellence. Pictured: Engineers Ireland director-general Caroline Spillane, Jack O’Leary (MW&P), Richard Leonard (MW&P), Paul Collins (MW&P), Seámus Kelly (MW&P), Frank Murphy (Cork GAA county board), David Cotter (John Sisk & Son Ltd), Seán Breen (MW&P), Michael Barrett (Michael Barrett Partnership), Bryan Roe (project architect), Michael Nolan (Transport Infrastructure Ireland)

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with the ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demo(...)

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland

Brexit has already caused commercial deals to be either deferred or adversely adjusted for almost 40 per cent of Irish engineers working here or in th(...)

Policymakers and professional organisations are desperate to encourage Leaving Cert students to consider a career in construction or engineering ahead of this Friday’s deadline for CAO applications.

No sector fell further or faster during the economic downturn. Today, thanks to a growing economy, the construction industry faces a much different di(...)

The Luas bridge in Dundrum. Engineers Ireland wants a national infrastructural unit, housed in the Department of the Taoiseach, to take ownership of project planning over a 20-30 year horizon.

The umbrella group for engineers in Ireland has called for the establishment of a super junior ministry to oversee the State’s infrastructural needs. (...)

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