Sunday, December 13, 2009

RTE "This Week" radio programme

A short interview with Paraic White,  former head of the IDA,  and myself was broadcast at lunch time on the RTE Radio 1 "This Week" programme,  giving our reaction to the recent budget.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Accreditation Parchments Presentation

Yesterday morning,  I attended the ceremony at Clyde Rd for the presentation of accreditation parchments to a number of Institutes of Technology and Universities,  in respect of various of their courses which have been accredited during the year.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Institution of Civil Engineers, NI Region Annual Dinner

This evening,  I had the great pleasure of attending the annual dinner of the ICE NI Region,  at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.

Irish Taxation Institute: Budget Breakfast Briefing

This morning,  I joined a panel discussion hosted by the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI) on the morning after the national budget.  The discussion was moderated by Bryan Dobson of RTE,  and included Liam Grimes (KPMG), Danny McCoy (IBEC), Olivia Lynch (ITI) and Colm McCarthy (UCD),  as well as myself representing Engineers Ireland.   About 270 people attended.

F1 in Schools World Championships: Winners Celebration

Yesterday evening in the Science Gallery,  I had the pleasure of meeting and giving an award on behalf of Engineer Ireland to the world championship winners of the F1 in Schools Championships,  St David's secondary school in Greystones.   Thirty one teams from 20 countries participated in the world finals in London,  at which the racing driver Lewis Hamilton presented the Greystones team with their prize.

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Members Evening

We hosted an information event and informal reception yesterday evening at Clyde Road,  for new members.