To All Irish Branch Members (of all grades) of the Institute of Acoustics:

I really need your vote to represent YOUR interests in the upcoming elections for the role of Chair of the Irish Branch of the Institute of Acoustics. Never has there been a time so important to ensure that you have the right person to help Chair an effective Committee to bring about real change. A proactive Irish Branch will ensure many long term benefits to our members. Please take the time to read my manifesto below.

Could I ask you to please vote for me by email to:

Closing date for voting 09.00 on the 25 March 2020


Diarmuid Keaney Chair

Diarmuid Keaney,  MIOA, ICAN Acoustics (proposed by Oliver Hetherington, seconded by Ted Dalton)

I currently work as a noise and vibration consultant for ICAN Acoustics, which originally commenced trading in 1998.  I am a corporate member of the IoA, holding an MSc in Applied Acoustics, the IoA Diploma in Acoustics in Noise Control and a B.E. Honours Degree from the National University of Ireland. With circa 15~20 years professional experience, I have very considerable knowledge in the full range of acoustics activities, offering acoustic consultancy advice in all parts of Ireland.

I have served as a committee member on the Irish Branch of the IoA for 8/9 years and am very conscious of the role of the Branch in relation to professional development and representation to government and business. I consider that I have a full awareness of the professional, academic and other issues and challenges facing the Institute and can effectively represent the Branch where and when necessary

I have received endorsements for the role as an ordinary council member from my professional colleagues and have a large number of customer endorsements, which are publically available on my LinkedIn profile.

My Goals, if elected, would be-

  • To provide representation on the interests of those working in the area of building acoustics, sound insulation testing, environmental noise, occupational noise & vibration, modelling and prediction.
  • To closely monitor and keep the Institute abreast of changes and developments in relation to European noise directives and legislation.
  • To make strong representation to Government in matters relating to acoustics on behalf of the Institute and in particular the Irish Branch, if and when occasions arise.
  • To ensure that that the interests of small consultancies are well represented.
  • To develop regular and more affordable CPD to Irish branch members.