IMQS
Membership

All persons involved in or associated with the Extractive Industry are welcome to apply for membership of the Society, providing they satisfy the criteria specified in the Society Constitution. Application for the various Grades of Membership should be made on the Official Application Form.

Application Process

All applications should be submitted on the official application form which can be completed online and submitted, or downloaded and emailed to info@imqs.ie.

All applications will be brought before the next sitting of the Council. Council members will vote on whether an application is successful or not.

Successful applicants will be invited to pay the joining fee and become an official member of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society. Membership is renewed for all members in January of each year.

Membership Types

IMQS have four types of membership. Click on the titles for more details. The forms are available for download
and can be emailed to info@imqs.ie. The applications will be decided on at the following Council meeting.

Ordinary

(Ordinary) Members shall be persons in the natural resources and extractive industries and in allied and associated industries, or in the provision of services to the natural resources and extractive industries, or in education with reference to the natural resources who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Hold a degree or recognised diploma in geology, mineral engineering or other studies related to the natural resources industry.
  2. Own an active mining, quarrying and associated natural resources industry operation.
  3. Are actively involved in, or retired from, mining, quarrying or natural resources and extractive industry operations.
  4. Are engaged in the supply of recognised mining and quarrying equipment and supplies, as approved by the Society’s Council.

Corporate

Corporate Members are firms, companies or other corporate bodies involved in the natural resources and extractive industries, or in allied or associated industries, or in the provision of services to the natural resources and extractive industries.

Corporate members have all the rights and privileges of Members, including the right to a single vote, but are not entitled to election as an Officer of the Society or to nominate candidates for election to Council.

Members, both corporate and ordinary, must be nominated by an existing member, or applications may be submitted directly to the Council for authorisation.

The forms are available for download and can be emailed to info@imqs.ie. The applications will be decided on at the following Council meeting.

Corporate rates are:

  • €250 – 4 nominated members
  • €500 – 10 nominated members
  • €750 – 15 nominated members
  • €1,000 – 20 nominated members

Benefits of corporate membership are

  • Website Link on IMQS website
  • Option to have company represented as a Case Study on IMQS.ie
  • Free advertising on the Jobs section on IMQS.ie
  • Each nominated member is included in all communications within the IMQS

Honorary

Honorary Fellows have distinguished themselves by their scientific, technical, or administrative activities in the natural resources and extractive industries, or have made important contributions to the advancement of the natural resources and extractive industries and/or the Society.

Fellowship

Fellows are Members in good standing of the Society who have reached the age of 35 years and who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Hold a degree or diploma and have seven years’ experience in the natural resources or associated industries
  2. Have ten years’ continued direct involvement at senior level in the natural resources industry
  3. Have made a significant contribution to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society and/or to the Irish natural resources industry (significant contribution must be presented by the applicant for acceptance by the Council)

Fellows of the Society who have been elected by the Council, who have paid their annual dues, and who remain in good standing are entitled to put the letters FIMQS after their name.

If you have any questions, please feel
free to get in touch

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