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Gallery: 2018 Construction Industry Roundtable
12 September 2018|Events, News

Guaranteed Irish has designated September as ‘Construction Month’ and, throughout the month, is highlighting the contribution its construction industry members make to Irish jobs, local communities and the Irish economy.

As part of Guaranteed Irish Construction Month, Guaranteed Irish held a roundtable discussion on generating a sustainable solution to Ireland’s housing demand on September 11th at the RDS.

The roundtable discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule. The discussion was attended by Damien English TD, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development, and chaired by Paddy Kelly, Managing Director of Tegral Building Products, and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Guaranteed Irish.

The other panellists were:

  • Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation;
  • Aoife Brennan, Director of Research, Lisney;
  • Jim Gannon, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland;
  • Conall Mac Coille, Chief Economist, Davy.

Members of Guaranteed Irish in the construction, manufacturing, hardware and DIY sectors include Irish Cement, Tegral Building Products, Wavin, Kingspan Insulation, Saint-Gobain, Combilift, Celuplast, Dulux, Kilsaran, Roadstone, Irish Fencing Services, Clogrennane Lime, Fleetwood Paints, Camfil, and many more.

Guaranteed Irish will submit a position paper based on the discussion at the event to government in the coming weeks.

*Update: View Guaranteed Irish’s 2018 position paper on the Irish construction industry and press release here.