Deciding on the right path

Project Ireland 2040 requires innovative and brave approaches from sector, the CIF annual conference was told. Quinton O’Reilly reports

6th October, 2019
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From left: Gerald Knights, director of broking, DRS Bond Management; Stephen Hughes, head of construction, Enterprise Ireland; Pat Lucey, director for infrastructure, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd and president of the CIF; Sarah Murphy, managing director, Business Post Events and iQuest; Richie McCarthy, head of marketing and communications, Roadstone; Stephen Walls, associate director, Mace; Fergal Murphy, General Manager, Kingspan Insulation Ireland; Ivan Yates, broadcaster and conference chair; Ferga Kane, partner, government and infrastructure, transaction advisory services, EY; Denis O’Leary, Client Solutions; Clare Cashin, partner, Philip Lee; Mark Fagan, business director Ireland and Northern Ireland, Topcon Pictures: Maura Hickey

Collaboration from all parties is now more critical than ever if Ireland is to meet the challenges that construction faces in the next 20 years. The path “from concept to concrete”, as CIF president Pat Lucey described it, is fraught with challenges and while there’s optimism, there are significant issues that need to be addressed.

At a busy Croke Park, those who attended this year’s CIF annual conference witnessed robust panel discussions...

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