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Category: Interviews: Construction Leaders

“It is imperative we use this time to renew and refocus”

HArdware Association Ireland

New Hardware Association Ireland president Michael O’Donohoe discusses his priorities for the association in the coming year. “HAI members will be key partners in providing knowledge and products for Ireland’s ambitious energy retrofitting plans.”

Incoming CIF President Says That The Sector Has Never Been Stronger

Frank Kelly President CIF

As incoming CIF President Frank Kelly, Construction Director, Walls Construction, surveys the events of his vice-presidency over the past two years, he focuses on the positive aspects and the extraordinary unity of purpose exhibited by Federation members during Covid-19.

Theo Cullinane, CEO, BAM Ireland –”Appropriate Risk Sharing Must Be Embedded In All Procurement Models”

Theo Cullinane Bam

Theo Cullinane, CEO, BAM Ireland, speaks with ROBBIE COUSINS about some of the contractor’s successes in the past year and discusses issues that need urgent attention if the sector and economy are to bounce back from the Covid-19 crisis.

Liam Kenny, MD, John Paul Construction – A Baptism Of Fire

Liam Kenny, Construction Leaders, John Paul Construction

Liam Kenny, Managing Director, John Paul Construction, speaks with ROBBIE COUSINS about his hectic first few months heading up the company, and how the sector’s workers have responded, and CIF members cooperated in addressing Covid-19, gives him great confidence for its future.

Micheál O’Connor, Deputy MD, Dornan – “Covid-19 Is The Catalyst Needed To Usher In Digital Transition”

Micheál O’Connor, recently appointed Deputy Managing Director of Dornan Engineering, speaks with Mimi Murray about why all stakeholders should grasp the opportunities presented by Covid-19.

John O’Shaughnessy, MD, Clancy Construction – Offsite Construction Crucial To Overcoming Covid-19 Challenge

John O' Shaughnessy Clancy

John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director, Clancy Construction, speaks with Robbie Cousins about how the contractor has adapted to meet the Covid-19 challenge, and why he believes the sector will come out stronger at the other side of the pandemic.

Rachel Clarke, President, MBCA – “MBCA Wants To Be A Partner In Ireland’s Economic Recovery”

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke, President, MBCA, speaks with ROBBIE COUSINS about the challenges facing main contractors and the role that MBCA members have to play in getting the Irish economy back on its feet.

Mick Flynn – The Secret of Our Success


Mick Flynn, Operations Director, Flynn, speaks with ROBBIE COUSINS about how embracing diversity, looking after the wellbeing of staff and being an early adopter of digital construction technologies have helped the main contractor sustain its success. Flynn recently celebrated its 15th year in business. Having placed 19th in Construction magazine’s ‘CIF Top 50 Contractors’ last […]

How Irish M&E Contractors Became European Mission-Critical & Data Centre Partners

Irish firms remain at the forefront of data centre and mission-critical facility construction across Europe and beyond, but the CIF warns that action is needed to maintain that position. BARRY MCCALL reports. Travel abroad to the UK, western Europe and the Nordic countries, discuss data centre and other mission-critical construction projects, and you’ll find names […]