Southern Region

The Southern region of the CIF comprises four Branches as follows:

  1. Cork Branch (covering Cork City and County)
  2. Kerry Branch
  3. Mid-West Branch (covering Limerick, Clare and Tipperary North Riding)
  4. South East Branch (covering Waterford, South Wexford and Tipperary South Riding)

These four Branches are serviced from our Cork office. Conor O’Connell, Regional Director of the Southern Region is Secretary of the Cork, Kerry, South East Branches and the Mid-West Branch. Details of branch meetings and other regional meetings for members are available from Conor O’Connell at the Cork Office, tel: 021 435 1410 or email cifcork@cif.ie / coconnell@cif.ie.

Conor O’Connell, Regional Director, Construction Industry Federation

Conor O’Connell is currently Regional Director (Southern Region) with the Construction Industry Federation. Conor joined the CIF in 2001 and has worked in several roles within the CIF representing members and industry issues to a wide variety of industry stakeholders. Conor is also the Secretary of the Regional Development Committee of the CIF and is responsible for the development of CIF Regional Development Policy as well as stakeholder engagement on construction policy issues across Government Departments, Semi-State Agencies, Local Authorities, Politicians and various regional bodies.

Conor is a strong advocate for the role of the construction industry in regional development through the provision of infrastructure. Conor holds a mix of qualifications in Business, Law, Industrial Relations and prior to his current role he worked extensively in employee relations in the construction sector.

He is responsible for the management of the Cork Office and the services provided to members throughout the Southern Region.

021 435 1410
Ronan OBrien

Ronan O’Brien – Executive, CIF Southern Region

Ronan O’Brien is an Executive for the CIF Southern Region, servicing the South East, Cork, Mid West and Kerry Branches of the CIF. A Graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology, Ronan has worked in the construction industry all his professional career. His career involved working with large multi-national organisations in the Middle East and Canada, in the Oil & Gas and Mining & Metal industries before returning to the Irish market. Ronan deals with member queries on procurement, tendering and contractual matters, amongst other issues. He also represents member interests on a number of Regional Committees and to Regional Local Authorities. He also liaises with key industry stakeholders, to be guest speakers at morning briefings and other events in the Southern Region for CIF members.

021 435 1410