ISME warns of looming civil engineer shortage

Only around 200 civil engineers are graduating here each year, compared with a peak of 600 per annum in the boom

2nd July, 2017
Ciaran Murtagh, who is the managing director of the Shay Murtagh precast company

The chair of the business group ISME has warned of a looming shortage of civil engineers and other property professionals, and said that Ireland may have to import talent to work on infrastructure projects.

Ciaran Murtagh, who is the managing director of the Shay Murtagh precast company in Co Westmeath, said it saddened him to see that only around 200 civil engineers are graduating here each year, compared with a peak of 600 per annum...

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