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Membership of the Institute of Refrigeration Ireland is open to anyone with a professional interest in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning or Heat Pumps.

Student membership is free. The annual fee for all other grades of membership is €120.00. Student members post apprenticeship completion will avail of a 50% reduced rate for the first year.

Corporate Partnership paid annually 1st Jan to 31st Dec each year is €750.00. Companies joining mid year will be charged on the basis of the remaining portion of the year.

You can submit your application for membership online using the form below. This application format is most user friendly. Alternatively, you can request an application form by email and it will be emailed or posted to you. The grade of membership will be decided by Council in light of the candidate’s technical, academic and practical achievements (as detailed in his/her application for membership).

Each application is considered individually by the Council when being allocated a membership grade. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the membership secretary, Karen McNevin, on +353 85 1486940

Download the application form IRI Application Form including Certified Member



Professional Experience & Qualifications


If you are self-employed, please give the trading name of your business.

Principal activities of the organisation in which you work should be clearly stated e.g. RAC Contractor, Manufacturer of Refrigeration Equipment or Products, Wholesaler, Distributor, Consulting Engineers, Cold Store, Educational Institution, Public Utility, Government Body, End User of Refrigeration.

e.g., Service Engineer, responsible for installation, service and maintenance of RAC units, mostly commercial refrigeration.

Give details of previous positions held, including dates employed, the name of the previous employers and their principal business activity. This information may be useful to the Council when they are determining the grade of membership that applies. See Membership Criteria for further details.

Give details of any formal qualifications you have obtained. For each qualification, include the name of the qualification, the awarding body (e.g., FETAC, City and Guilds), and the date you received the award. You can also include here details of any other relevant training that you have completed that may not have resulted in a formal qualification. Please note that copies of certificates may be requested to support your application, at the discretion of the membership committee.

Other relevant information to be taken into account (e.g. awards, published material, papers presented, membership of committees, additional responsibilities at work etc.)

Declaration and Request for Membership



When you are happy that you have completed the application form in full, please complete the Captcha below and then click 'Submit'. You will receive an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided. Your application will then be considered by the Council. Further correspondence will follow shortly thereafter.

Payments can be made online on our Payments page or by cheque posted to:

The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland,
21 Carrigmore Elms, Saggart, Co. Dublin, D24 A095 Ireland