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Lorchan Hoyne appointed to Construction Industry Federation Midwest

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Lorchan Hoyne with outgoing chair Mike Ryan after receiving his new position as Chair of  Construction Industry Federation’s Mid-West Branch. Picture: True Media

Lorchan Hoyne Appointed Chairman of Construction Industry Federation Mid-West Branch

At the Construction Industry Federation’s Mid-West Branch AGM, Lorchan Hoyne was appointed Chairman of the branch. The Contracts Director for L&M Keating was presented with the chain of office by outgoing chair Mike Ryan of MA Ryan & Sons, who has stepped down after seven years in the role.

As Chairman of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Mid-West Branch, Mr Hoyne will be responsible for oversight of the branch, representing the branch at the CIF National Executive and ensuring members are informed of changing trends and regulations that may impact their business.


Speaking about his appointment, Mr Hoyne said, “For me, the role is about ensuring the Mid-West region has a strong voice at a national level to ensure the right environment and conditions are in place.  The upturn in the construction industry has been very Dublin centred. And while there has been a perceptible recent pick-up in the region, we need to have a strong presence at the table to ensure the level of investment is maintained, and our cost base is sustainable.”

“Since the downturn, the building sector experienced many challenges resuming activity. We may have turned a corner, but we need to make sure it’s sustained and not the same boom and bust cycle as before. Therefore, the needs and views of our members in the Mid-West must be heard and understood. At the same time, we will be keeping members up-to-date and informed, so they can identify trends and make sound business decisions,” he continued.

Representatives from large and small companies in the construction industry attended the AGM which took place on Thursday 24th January at the Castletroy Park Hotel. Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF, made a presentation to outgoing Chair Mike Ryan, MA Ryan &Sons to thank him for his contribution.

Mike Ryan, who was Chairman of the Mid West Branch for seven years, is also Managing Director of MA Ryan & Sons Ltd, one of the few house builders active in the Limerick market during the economic downturn.

Tom Parlon said, “Mike did a tremendous job of promoting the branches priorities, making sure members were informed, and their voices heard at a national level during what was a tumultuous time for the industry and the regional economy. We sincerely thank him for his efforts over the years.”

Membership of the CIF Mid-West Branch is made up of large and small building construction and civil engineering companies across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary North.

Since its foundation, the Construction Industry Federation has been a driving force behind the success of Ireland’s construction industry and proactive body in addressing the challenges it has faced over the years.

The CIF’s work ensures the industry has the capacity and capability to meet the challenges it faces, and that Government is informed in making decisions to meet the infrastructure and residential needs of the country.

The CIF Mid-West Branch holds regular meetings to address member issues in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary North.


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