Irish Region

Welcome to the Irish Region of the Institute of Automotive Engineers & Assessors.

The regions members comprises of independent engineers, insurance staff engineers and other commercial organisations working within the industries of automotive and transport.

There are currently 245 affiliates, associates and corporate members registered with the Irish region and growing year on year.

In recent times many of the regions members have successfully undertaken the Institute of automotive Engineers and Assessors examinations through DIT Bolton Street, Dublin or by distance learning via IAEA UK Admin Centre.

The region regularly holds CPD compliant lectures to keep the regions members informed and updated in such areas as legislation amendments, vehicle repairs and new vehicle technology.

Irish regional committee members also keep an open relationships with the Government bodies and other industry organisations on a consultation basis in forthcoming legislation and areas of interest to the members.

In recent years many of the government bodies such as the Road Safety Authority, National Transport Authority, Revenue and other departments have recognized the IAEA membership to complete SQI (suitably qualified individuals) technical reports.

The Insurance industry, The Automobile Association and The Society of the Irish Motor Industry also recognize the IAEA Irish regional members as SQI individuals to complete vehicle inspections and technical reports.

As the requirement of only qualified IAEA engineers by businesses and other bodies is becoming standard practice, we expect the regions membership to grow further.

Articles of interest in the media seen by our members or indeed their own dissertations or letters are always welcome for publication by the Editor of 'The Assessor', our Institute Journal.

Ideas for lectures and the organisation of such outside Dublin are welcomed by the Committee who would support such activities and should be submitted to the regional secretary.

The regional AGM is normally held in the New Year and nominations are encouraged for officer and Committee positions.

Notification of events is by email and is usually shown on our regional web page or other social media platforms.

Our Committee consists of :

Darren Power – Chairman

Darren is an experienced automotive assessor, he has worked with Liberty Insurance for over 9 years covering a variety of technical functions related to material damage. He has served on the Irish Regional Committee since 2010 and has been a Council Member since 2015. Most recently Darren has taken on the role of Finance Office for the Institute and has been elected President Elect at this year's AGM in May

Shay Marron – Hon. Secretary

Shay has many years technical experience in both the Automotive and Aviation sectors and is currently working as a staff engineer for AIG Insurance Ireland. He has served on the Irish Regional Committee for many years and has been secretary for the last two years having been assistant secretary before that.

Shane Stapleton – Hon. Treasurer

Shane has over 30 years in the motor industry, he is currently Head of Engineering at ARM ( Accident Repair Management). He is a full member of the Institute since 2010 and has been delivering the written sections of the IAEA exams at DIT Bolton St since 2009 and invigilating and assisting on the IAEA practical exams since approx. 2011. He is also the Programme Chair at TUD (Technological University Dublin)( Formally DIT)for the IAEA written and practical exams and has been a key link between the regional committee and TUD as education officer for the past 7 years

Noel Maher - Officer

Noel has been involved with the Irish Regional committee for several years and has most recently been chairman of the Irish Region for the last three years. He is an experienced vehicle assessor and technical automotive examiner with over 20 years in the insurance industry and vehicle inspection sectors. He is the Managing Director of ATECEA (Automotive Technical Expert Consultant Engineers and Assessors). Most recently Noel has been elected to the IAEA Council following this year's AGM in May.

Kevin Gallagher - Officer

Kevin was the chief motor engineer for a UK company called DW Norris (then CCC International) with 90 Motor engineers under his supervision covering both the UK & Ireland. In this role Kevin moved to Ireland to set up their operations here in late 1999 & then started his own practice in sept 2001. He has a strong background of Accident Investigation and in acting as an Expert Witness Kevin is new and welcome addition to the committee this year.

Brian Ross - Officer

Automotive Technical Consultant with particular areas of experience in Vehicle Inspection, Vehicle Testing Auditing, Vehicle and ancillary equipment procurement and Expert Witness. Long standing regional committee member and immediate past Council member.Hope is that region will continue to support educational and qualification opportunities for members and seek greater recognition by and consultation with Government agencies in relevant technical matters and legislation.

Greg Byrne – Officer

Greg has served on the regional committee for several years now. Since joinging the committee he has been instrumental in organising and developing the lecturing schedule for the region. He has many years' experience in the motor industry and is also involved in the training of apprentices.

Mark Maguire – Officer

Mark is a long standing member of the Irish Regional Committee and has previously held the role of Hon. Secretary. He is a practicing Independent Engineer with many years of automotive and vehicle assessing experience and has specialist expertise in accident reconstruction.

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