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TheInstitution of Civil Engineers of Ireland (Charter Amendment) Act, 1969

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Number (Private) 1 of 1969


THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS OF IRELAND (CHARTER AMENDMENT) ACT, 1969


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Name of the Institution

3.

Extension of objects

4.

Specialised divisions of membership

5.

Membership

6.

Categories of membership

7.

Chartered Engineers

8.

Constitution of the Body corporate; Honorary membership; associates

9.

Bye-laws

10.

Cumann members entitled to membership of Institution

11.

Dissolution of the Cumann and transfer of property

12.

Transitory provisions

13.

Charter and amending Act to remain in full force and effect

14.

Deletion of Cumann from Register of Companies

15.

Expenses

16.

Short title

Acts Referred to

(Charter Amendment) Act, 1960

1960. No. 1.(Private)

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Number (Private) 1 of 1969.


THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS OF IRELAND (CHARTER AMENDMENT) ACT, 1969.


AN ACT TO AMEND FURTHER THE CHARTER UNDER WHICH THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS OF IRELAND IS INCORPORATED (AS AMENDED BY THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS OF IRELAND (CHARTER AMENDMENT) ACT, 1960 ) SO AS TO ALTER THE NAME AND EXTEND THE OBJECTS OF THE INSTITUTION AND TO ALTER THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP THEREOF AND IN PARTICULAR SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP THEREOF OF EXISTING MEMBERS OF CUMANN NA nINNEALTOIRI AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE BY FULLY QUALIFIED PERSONS OF THE DESCRIPTION “CHARTERED ENGINEER” AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [11th February, 1969.]

Preamble.

WHEREAS the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland was founded in the year 1835 for promoting the acquisition of knowledge appertaining to the professions of Civil and Mechanical Engineers and for the advancement of Engineering and Mechanical Science:

AND WHEREAS by a Charter or Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Ireland dated the 15th day of October 1877 and granted by Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria certain persons therein named and such other persons as then were or should thereafter become members of the said Institution were incorporated into one body politic and corporate under the name “The Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland” and by such Charter certain powers were conferred upon such Corporation and certain provisions were made for the regulation of its affairs:

AND WHEREAS by a private Act of the Oireachtas namely The Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland (Charter Amendment) Act, 1960 (No. 1 (Private) at 1960) the said Charter was amended so as to be read as providing that the purposes of the said Institution should be the promoting of the acquisition of knowledge appertaining to the profession of Engineering and the special advancement of Engineering Sciences and it was by the said Act provided that the Bye-laws of the said Institution might from time to time prescribe a maximum number of members of the Council (other than and exclusive of the President, the Vice-President and the Secretary) and that the number of such members should not thereafter exceed such maximum nor be less than twenty-one and the said Act contained other provisions as to the constitution of such Council and provided that such Council should have the direction and management of the concerns of the said Institution:

AND WHEREAS there has been a great growth in the development of special branches of engineering in recent years and no provision is made in the said Charter or amending Act for recognition or organisation of such special branches or for their representation on the Council of the said Institution:

AND WHEREAS an association of Irish engineers was founded in or about the year 1928 and was incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1908 to 1924, as a Company limited by guarantee under the name Cumann na nInnealtóirí (hereinafter referred to as “The Cumann”) having for its principal object the furtherance of the interests of the engineering profession in Ireland:

AND WHEREAS there is considerable duplication and overlapping of functions between the said Institution and the Cumann, many engineers being members of both of those bodies, and an amalgamation of the two bodies would be advantageous to the engineering profession and in the public interest:

AND WHEREAS by reason of the growth of specialised branches of the engineering profession the present name of the said Institution is unduly restrictive and it is desirable to adopt a name applicable to the profession generally:

AND WHEREAS provision for the representation of such specialised branches on the Council of the said Institution and the increase in membership resulting from an amalgamation with the Cumann will render necessary or desirable changes in the provisions of the said Charter and the amending Act relating to the constitution and mode of election of the Council of the said Institution:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that provision be made for more than one category of membership of the said Institution and that a category of members to be known as Chartered Members should be created and that those members possessing the necessary professional qualifications and experience to be admitted to such category should be entitled to use some distinctive description of themselves which may be readily understood to have such significance:

AND WHEREAS a resolution authorising the application for this Act was duly passed at a Special General Meeting of the said Institution held on the 24th day of April 1968 and a resolution approving of the objects of this Act was duly passed at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Cumann held on the 16th day of May 1968:

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the provisions in this Act contained should be enacted and the purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without the authority of the Oireachtas:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—