L to r: Justin Molloy (CIF Regional Director), Paul Stewart (Outgoing Galway Branch Chair), Tara Flynn (Galway Branch Chair) and Tom Parlon (CIF Director General).
Tara Flynn of Paul Flynn Construction Ltd has been elected Chair of the CIF Galway Branch.
Justin Molloy, CIF Regional Director,
Welcoming Tara’s election, Justin Molloy CIF Regional Director, Midlands and Western Region said: “In an industry that is trying to encourage more women to take up careers in construction it is good to see that the CIF Galway Branch has elected its first ever female Chairperson. Tara Flynn has been involved in many aspects of branch activities in recent years demonstrating her ability and commitment to the development of the industry in the west of Ireland.
Tara Flynn, Chairperson, CIF Galway Branch
“Since becoming involved in Branch activities Tara has worked tirelessly on behalf of the members, she has been the main driver in promoting branch networking and social events and gives freely of her time to represent the views of the branch on a variety of national and regional committees. I have no doubt that Tara will be a very effective Chair and a great addition to the CIF Galway branch.”
Tara Flynn said she is honoured to be the first female CIF Chairperson of the Western Region. “I will do my very best for our members while I am in this role. One of my aims as Branch Chair is to try and increase our membership in the Western region. I would also like to see an increase in female participation within the construction industry; I think having more women involved in this sector will help change the industry for the better. Women make great leaders, and we are all equal in this business.
Tara added that it is very encouraging to see a number of major projects coming on board in the region, which will give a major boost to the West. “I am hopeful that Apple will still proceed with their project in Athenry. It was regrettable that they had objections as they have invested heavily in this project and it would be a major game changer for the West of Ireland.”