Engineers Ireland is the operating name of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland which was founded in 1835. It is the largest professional body in Ireland with a membership of over 24,000 members from all engineering disciplines who are employed in both the private and the public sector. Its primary role is to be the representative voice of the engineering profession in Ireland.
It is organised on both a divisional and regional basis. Engineers Ireland West Region represents 2,300 members located in the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
Motivated by its objective of contributing to the growth of the West of Ireland, a body of work was commissioned in which there was a critical assessment of the Region in terms of its resources and the enormous potential that exists. This work has led to the publication of a Report in May, 2011 entitled “Engineering the West to 2020 – Reinventing our Region”.