The IES have nine regional groups and five special interest groups to coordinate our activity geographically and to draw focus on some key sectoral areas.

Being a member of one particular group will not limit your participation to this one alone, in fact we encourage members to attend any regional event and to think outside of their sector.

To join a group simply click an image below or in the sidebar to the right, this will then take you to the relevant LinkedIn page where you will be able to join the group. 



The nine regional groups will bring together members in each geographical region, to ensure our busy events schedule remains relevant and interesting for all members wherever they may be located within Ireland and the UK. 

This has been done in response to feedback from members who would love to be more engaged with IES work and events, but are often unable to travel to other regions.

These regional groups not only now offer you the opportunity to become acquainted with other members in your area but you will now be able to suggest events to take place that you find locally relevant and useful.

If this scheme is successful we may split some of these regional groups into even smaller geographical areas with the possibility of launching international groups in the future.  

Why join a group?

Do you feel that the IES doesn't do enough in your area? This is your chance to influence the frequency and subject of events in your region or sector. Membership of the group will enable you to:

  • Be part of a geographically- or sectorally-relevant network of environmental professionals;
  • Suggest and attend events that are more relevant to you;
  • Offer suggestions for the publications and research schedule of the IES;
  • Contribute to your annual CPD through contribution to meetings and publications; and
  • Raise your profile among members in the same geographic area or sector.

Special interest groups

The air quality and higher education communities have been well-served through the activities of the committees of IAQM and CHES respectively. We are replicating this success in other key areas within the IES professional membership through our five special interest groups: