The President of IAE, Tony Smyth and the Chief Executive, Gabriel Dennison, had a meeting with the Minister for Education and Skills Mr Richard Bruton TD on 18th June to update him and the Government on the recent work of the Academy. A broad-ranging discussion was held and topics covered included the National Development Plan and its implementation, skills shortages and future technical training needs. The meeting was the latest in an ongoing programme of engagement between the IAE and senior public servants and politicians.