Irish Section


Chair: James McStravog

Secretary: Conor O'Reilly 

Treasurer: Stephen Patton


Images from IGEM's Irish Section activities

About our Section

The Irish Section covers Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, hosting events in Belfast, Dublin and Cork. Key themes of our events include; the activities of the gas network operators in Ireland and renewable sources of energy.

We're currently looking for individuals to join the Irish Section Committee which meets bi-monthly in person and via teleconference. This is a great opportunity to shape the activities of the Section including future events. Please get in touch, using the email address above, if you're interested.


The current Chair of our Irish Section is James McStravog. 

James is a Chartered Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in the Natural Gas distribution industry. James joined McNicholas Construction in 2009 as a Graduate Engineer, achieving Chartered Gas Engineer status with IGEM in 2012. 

James is the Principal Engineer for Kier (previously McNicholas Construction), the main contractor for the three gas distribution companies currently operating in the North of Ireland. In this role, James is heavily involved in the design and development of engineering solutions, as well as providing technical engineering guidance and support to the Operations teams to ensure all on site activities comply with regulatory, health & safety and best practice standards. 

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