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Golden anniversary of engineering’s ‘gold standard’ commemoratedOctober 7, 2019

Past presidents, fellows, winners of our Chartered Engineer of the Year title, and leading academics in the field of engineering joined Engineers Ireland's Marguerite Sayers and Caroline Spillane for a commemoration evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the chartered engineer title
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Ocean renewables and blade design: An analysisSeptember 23, 2019

As EU countries increase the supply of renewables to meet the Paris climate agreement’s ambitious targets, it is of little surprise that significant investment (both public and private) has been made in ocean renewables, writes Edward Fagan
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Climate change abatement and ash dieback diseaseSeptember 23, 2019

The benefits of planting trees as a climate change abatement measure are widely reported in the literature, but rarely is there a mention of invasive alien tree diseases and the impact these are having on planting programmes, writes Dr Frances Giaquinto
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Flood risk management: Slowing the flowSeptember 9, 2019

Flood risk management is an engineering discipline that seeks to mitigate the damage caused when flood flows interact with vulnerable receptors and, a subset of measures - including working with natural processes and flood storage - mitigate the flooding risk by slowing down the response of the catchment to rainfall events, writes Barry O'Connor
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Students as consulting engineers: An Irish Water case studyJuly 29, 2019

From March to May 2019 Engineers Ireland worked with Irish Water and the TU Dublin School of Civil Engineering (Bolton Street) to deliver a pilot case study for final-year undergraduates, and it is envisioned that it will be used by Irish third level institutions as a template for future industry case studies

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The Knowledge Development Box: An overviewJuly 29, 2019

The Finance Act 2015 introduced the Knowledge Development Box (KDB), and its broad objective is to promote innovation and provide an incentive whereby profits arising from patented inventions, copyrighted software and certain other specific asset classes can effectively be taxed at a reduced rate of 6.25 per cent
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Obituary: Ted MooneyJuly 15, 2019

The death has taken place of Ted Mooney BE CEng FIEI, who died in Tavira, Portugal, on June 27, 2019. He had been ill for some time
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How to produce natural gas while storing carbon dioxideJuly 15, 2019

Research at the University of Texas, Austin, shows that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico could unlock vast natural gas energy resources while helping fight climate change by trapping the carbon dioxide underground
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How our floating homes will help people in flood-prone countriesJuly 1, 2019

About 40% of the global population live in coastal areas less than 100km from the ocean, facing various climate challenges. The Dream Homes project designed resilient floating homes that would enable families to survive in the aftermath of extreme flooding while producing food, water and energy, and also provide sustainable ways to make a living