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.



Project Atlantis

The IAE at it's May 2016 Conference in Dublin Castle launched it's report on Atlantic City Regions – Development & Connectivity proposing a region linking 4 Atlantic City Regions Cork/Limerick/Galway/Waterford. These cities were designated gateways in the 2002 National Spatial Strategy .The intention was that they should develop sufficient  "critical mass" to enable them to become effective drivers of their Regional economies.

The Academy is delighted to recognise the complementary presentation by Professor Ed Walsh entitled "Making Things Happen 
Project Atlantis" delivered on 5 May 2017 which identifies the growth potential of Cork/Limerick/Galway to grow from 400,000 to 700,000 population and highlights the key infrastructure requirements of the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway. It makes concrete proposals for a 2017 working party leading to a detailed proposal to Government, which builds on the foundation laid by the visionary Academy paper in 2016.



Annual General Meeting

The Nineteenth Annual General Meeting took place at the RDS, Dublin on Wednesday 3rd May and was followed by the Annual Fellows Lunch and Conferring Ceremony for New Fellows.

Those who received their parchments at the lunch were:


Anne O'Leary


Brendan Tuohy


David Gavaghan


Denis Healy


John Power


Paul Duffy


Sean McEwen


Tim Corcoran




President of the Academy

Brendan Tuohy

B.E, C.Eng, FIAE, FIEI


Brendan Tuohy is chairman of Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland , The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA) , National Maritime College of Ireland Advisory Board and the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative. He is a non-executive director of a number of companies and non-commercial boards.


He previously served as Secretary General in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and as Assistant Secretary in the Department of Public Enterprise. He also served as Fire Adviser in the Department of Environment and Local Government and he commenced his career as Fire Prevention Officer in Cork City Council.