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Meet the Committee

Chair's message

Dear All Ireland Group Member,

As part of a drive to maximise the effectiveness of small groups by encouraging mergers where appropriate, a proposal to merge the Republic of Ireland International Group and Northern Ireland Regional Group to form a new All-Ireland Group was approved in 2009.

The All-Ireland Group functions similarly to the UK regional Groups, but obviously with an Irish flavour. Our events commonly deal with green issues and/or areas key to the Irish economy, with Food and Agriculture and Pharmaceuticals being particularly prominent. As well as numerous Dublin events we hold, co-hold or sponsor regular events in Cork and Limerick.

In addition, since 2008 we have held successful joint meetings with the Materials Chemistry Group. These include the Irish Adhesion, Surface Coatings and Composites (IASSCO) conferences which have run annually since 2011 and, as of 2014, have been extended to become a two-day Irish Polymers and Materials event.

We will of course keep you updated on our progress.

Kind regards, 

All Ireland Group

Committee biographies and photographs

Vice Chair:

Dr David Birkett


Mr Dennis McCartney

Ordinary Members:

Dr Gordon Armstrong

Niamh Bergin

Isidro Cobo-Cardenete

Dr Simon Lawrence

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