CIF South East Construction Dinner


The South Eastern Branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) held its annual construction dinner in the Tower Hotel on Friday, February 7 with 170 in attendance. The event is the largest social event in the Region for the construction industry and brings together stakeholders from all areas of the construction industry. Local companies such as Tom O’Brien’s, R McDonald & Sons, Suir Engineering, Winthrop, Clancy Construction and Morris DIY, joined dignitaries such as Waterford City & County Metropolitan Mayor Breda Brennan, Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Waterford City & Council, Senator Paudie Coffey, Tom Parlon, Director General of the CIF, and Pat Lucey, President of the CIF. CIF South East Branch Chairman John O’Shaughnessy hosted the event. 

In his speech John O’Shaughnessy, Director of Clancy Construction referenced the CIF South East Branch Election Manifesto which was recently released . “The manifesto highlights how the population of the South East increased over the last decade despite the economic downturn. The National Planning Framework “Ireland 2040” aims to grow the population further in Tipperary, Wexford and Waterford. Indeed the population of Waterford (City and Suburbs) alone is due to increase from the current figure of 54,000 to 81,000 by 2040. This predicted population growth means it is of upmost importance that the Government invests more in the construction of roads, cycleways, public transport,…

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