Current CIF President and Vice Presidents

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly – President

Frank Kelly is a Construction Director at Walls Construction. Frank has more than twenty-five years’ industry experience having joined Walls Construction in 1992 as a site engineer progressing to contracts manager and to his current position of Construction Director.

He has worked across a diverse range of sectors including commercial, retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, residential, fit-out, industrial and education. Frank has been responsible for the delivery of some landmark projects like Trinity Biosciences on Pearse Street and the recently completed Central Bank on North Wall Quay.

Frank has been actively involved in the CIF since 2008 and sits on a number of the advisory committees to the executive body including chair of the Safety & Health Committee. His standing in the Irish construction sector was recognised by his recent term as President of the Master Builders and Contractors Association.

Joe Conway – Senior Vice President

Joe Conway is a Business Development Manager with Dornan Engineering, who worked overseas with Kentz, in the African countries of Lesotho, South Africa & Botswana 1983-1997 and has worked in Ireland since his return in 1997.

He has over forty  years’ experience in the construction industry, working on mining, oil & gas industries while overseas and since his return has been involved in the pharmaceutical, datacentre and heavy industrial and commercial projects in Ireland, and served as Vice President and President of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)  and remains active on the ECA I.R. Committee and is also a member of the CIF Cork Branch Executive.

Stephen McCarthy – Vice President

Stephen McCarthy is the Managing Director of Astra Construction Services Ltd. which he founded over 34 years ago. He has concentrated the business in the Carrigaline area and has built over 2,000 homes. Stephen's in-depth knowledge of the house building industry and personal tenacity brought the company through the recession which resulted in the successful completion of a development of 400 houses in Forest Hill, Carrigaline. Having traded successfully over the last 34 years, Astra Construction Services Ltd. is now in the process of building its largest development to date comprising 950 homes in Janeville on Cork Road in Carrigaline.

Stephen is actively involved with Homebond and the CIF, at a local and national level and has held various positions within these organisations including;

  • Vice President of Construction Industry Federation (CIF)
  • Director and Past Chairman of Homebond.
  • Past Chairman of Irish House Builders' Association (IHBA).
  • Past Chairman of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Cork branch.
  • Current Chairman of the Irish House Builders' Association (IHBA) Cork branch.
  • Member of the National Executive of the Irish House Builders' Association (IHBA).

List of Past Presidents

2020Pat LuceyDublin
2019Pat LuceyDublin
2018Dominic DohenyOffaly
2017Dominic DohenyOffaly
2016Michael StoneDublin
2015Michael StoneDublin
2014Philip CramptonDublin
2013Philip CramptonDublin
2012Matthew GallagherDublin
2011Matthew GallagherDublin
2010Andy O’GormanCork
2009Andy O’GormanCork
2008Hank FogartyDublin
2007Hank FogartyDublin
2006Norbert O’ReillyDublin
2005Norbert O’ReillyDublin
2004Gerald PurcellGalway
2003Gerald PurcellGalway
2002Frank McCaffreyDublin
2001Frank McCaffreyDublin
2000Joe TiernanDublin
1999Joe TiernanDublin
1998Joe TiernanDublin
1997Kevin C KellyDublin
1996Kevin C KellyDublin
1995Pat HarringtonCork
1994Pat HarringtonCork
1993Mirette CorboyMid West
1992Mirette CorboyMid West
1991Pat O’GradyGalway
1990Oliver HasletteNorth West
1989Richard P TreacyDublin
1988Ted FitzgeraldKerry
1987Reg BennettMid West
1986Oliver O’MahonyCork
1985Christopher JonesDublin
1984Thomas GillGalway
1983Edward C CorbettCork
1982Robert ThompsonDublin
1981Mirette CorboyMid West
1980James Brennan PCGalway
1979Raymond DuffyMidlands
1978Sidney McConnellDublin
1977Richard KeatingCork
1976John KaneWicklow
1975Laurence LeavyMid West
1974Sean O’FoighilGalway
1973J McKoneDublin
1972J R CarberyKildare
1971J J JenningsDublin
1970J M O’ConnorCork
1969John T PaulDublin
1968John J HodgeWaterford
1967James MackenDublin
1966N C RabbittGalway
1965Donal O’SullivanLimerick
1964J P WallaceDublin
1963V K BowenCork
1962J G McCormackDublin
1961J G McCormackDublin
1960Angus HamiltonWaterford
1959Thos MooreCork
1958Cormac MurrayMeath
1957Peter ThomasCarlow
1956Ivan WebbDublin
1955John J O’ConnellCork
1954Donal O’SullivanLimerick
1953J W CunninghamDonegal
1952W K CleereKilkenny
1951P J WalshDublin
1950Thos GoughLimerick
1949Jer MurphyCork
1948P F FearonDublin
1947G K NevinOffaly
1946T J KellyLongford
1945N F McNallyGalway
1944H A HamiltonWaterford
1943Jos J HealyLouth
1942John J DolanDublin
1941Danl McCaffreyLimerick
1940Danl McCaffreyLimerick
1939Danl McCaffreyLimerick
1938S J HenlyLouth
1937J Walter BeckettDublin
1936Thos. KelleherCork
1935H F McNallyGalway