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Sarah Carey


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Engineers are at the forefront of building a better world – yet there is a shortage of the necessary skills that create technology like wind farms

Engineers are at the forefront of building a better world – yet there is a shortage of the necessary skills that create technology like wind farms

Engineers are at the forefront of building a better world – yet there is a shortage of the necessary skills that create technology like wind farms

As a Meath woman, perhaps I have a special appreciation for engineers. I grew up amongst megalithic tombs.

During every visit to the ancient sites I am struck anew by the extraordinary achievement. Thousands of years ago, a civilisation devoted itself to building massive stone structures designed to capture precisely the movements of the planet in relation to the sun.

Who knows how they measured or planned the monuments, but they still stand, accurately recording the equinoxes. The enduring power of engineering.