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 /

Conor OConnell

Conor O’Connell – Regional Director, CIF Southern Region

Conor O’Connell joined the CIF in 2001 and provides Industrial/Employee Relations and Regional Services to members from the CIF Cork office. Conor is Secretary of the Mid West Branch of the CIF as well as a number of regional committees.

He has extensive experience at representing members in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Rights Commissioner, Labour Court, Labour Relations Commission and the Equality Tribunal. He also represents members through the industry’s dispute resolution procedures and has resolved many Industrial/Employee Relations disputes on behalf of members.

Conor is a member of the CIF delegation on the National Joint Industrial Council for Construction Industry and the Electrical Contracting Industry.

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