Eastern Region

CIF operates four Branches in the Eastern region:

  • Kildare Branch
  • North East Branch covering counties Meath, Louth and Monaghan
  • Kilkenny / Carlow Branch
  • Wicklow / North Wexford Branch

Branches meet regularly throughout the year and a number of events are organised on a regional basis for members in the Eastern Region. Details of Branch meetings and other events for the region are available from James Benson who is Secretary of the four Branches in the region and can be contacted at 01 406 6061 or by email

Hubert Fitzpatrick – Director, Housing, Planning & Development

Hubert Fitzpatrick is responsible for a range of policy functions affecting the construction industry including finance and banking matters, taxation and budgetary policy, housing, development, planning and regulatory policy and the introduction of proposed registration process for the construction industry known as Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI).

Hubert is also Director of the Irish Homebuilders Association and Director for the Federation’s Eastern Region.

01 406 6036

James Benson – Executive, CIF Eastern Region

James Benson is a qualified Engineer and Quantity Surveyor graduating from Waterford Institute of Technology and Dublin Institute of Technology respectively. James spent several years of his professional career surveying with building contractors before specializing in the field of passive fire protection before joining CIF.

James offers support and advise to the members, liaison with local authorities and is developing a field of expertise within building regulations and planning services for members.

He also services the following regional branches of the CIF – Kildare, Kilkenny/ Carlow, North East, Wicklow/ North Wexford.