The Irish Academy of Engineering

Welcome to the Irish Academy of Engineering

The main aim of the Academy is to use the unique knowledge and experience of its eminent members to provide independent advice to Government on issues where technology plays a key role in successfully implementing socio-economic policy initiatives.


The Irish Academy of Engineering would like to mark the passing of Mr. Tim Brick, Executive Director of the Academy who died suddenly on the 2nd July 2016. Click here for Obituary.

Regius Professorship awarded to Queen's University Belfast

QUB welcomes the announcement that it has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship.

Click here for further details

Parsons Medal in the Engineering Sciences

The Irish Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce the revival of the award of the Parsons Medal for Engineering Sciences in recognition of exceptional ability in research or engineering technology.

For further information and entry requirements please click here

Dublin Castle Symposium on Economic & Infrastructure Development supporting the National Planning Framework, May 17th 2016

To see the Symposium summary report please click here and to access the six papers that were presented please click here.

President of the Academy

Eoin O'Driscoll


Eoin O’Driscoll is Chairman of the Tyndall National Institute. Eoin is a Governor of the Irish Times Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Times Ltd, the Cork University Foundation.

Eoin was previously a Senior Vice President with Lucent Technologies Inc. He served as Chairman of Forfas, the SWS Group, e|net and Shenick Network Systems and as a member of the Board of Science Foundation Ireland, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. In 2004 Eoin chaired the government Enterprise Strategy Group.