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Why a focus on transport and mobility is keyDecember 2, 2019

The world around us is constantly changing and as we move through our lives, our needs change; what does not change is our fundamental need to be mobile – to get to the places we want to go, to see those that we want to see and to do the things we want or need to do, writes Dr Lorraine D'Arcy
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Four visions for the future of public transportNovember 18, 2019

The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the turn of the next century, writes Marcus Enoch
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Brexit, housing, environment – the key changes within Budget 2020November 18, 2019

The government's tax and fiscal policy for 2020 had, at its core, a priority to safeguard the continued economic growth of Ireland from the dangers of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal, especially within the agrifood sector, the tourism industry and for vulnerable but viable businesses, writes Gerard Nagle

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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