Irish Home Builders Association

The Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA), represents home builders across the country and works to advocate on behalf of, promote and protect interests of members of the Association.

As the voice of the residential building sector in Ireland we are committed to delivering much needed homes across the country.

Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA)

Featured Reports

from the IHBA

TPA Planning Report

Planning Reform Necessary to Expedite the Delivery of Housing

IHBA Planning Report

Putting Affordability at the Heart of the Housing System

Key Contacts


Conor O’Connell

Director, Housing, Planning & Development

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. Until 2022, Conor was the Southern Region Director for the CIF, before taking up the role of Housing, Planning & Development Director.

Aine McGinity

Housing, Planning & Development Executive

Before joining the CIF in October 2021, Aine worked in the UK as Enterprise Manager for Overbury Enterprises, a 6,000-acre rural estate in the heart of Gloucestershire, UK. Aine is Executive of Housing, Planning and Development and offers support and advice to members of the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA), whilst representing their interests on related committees and working groups. The role also includes developing strategy, as part of a team, and engaging with Government Departments, Local Authorities, agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure members’ views are formally considered and communicated. Aine has a Master’s Degree in Rural Estate & Land Management from Harper Adams University and a Certificate in Construction Project Management from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Cathy Gurry


Cathy joined the CIF in 2003 and over the following years, Cathy worked in the Industrial Relations and Manpower Department giving advice to members regarding Employment Law and HR issues. More recently in addition to advising members in Employment Law, Cathy now offers full-time support to the Housing Director, in an administrative role.


Provided by IHBA

Housing, Planning & Development

With the ever changing landscape of the Irish construction industry in mind and based on over 90 years experience representing the industry, the CIF, through the Irish Home Builders’ Association (IHBA) has developed a range of services designed to support companies engaged in the housing and development sectors and all construction companies that interface with the planning system. The IHBA is the leading source of information and advisory services on all housing related planning and development issues.


TPA Planning Report: Planning Reform Necessary to Expedite the Delivery of Housing

22nd September 2022 pdf (3.22 MB)

IHBA Budget Summary Briefing Paper September 2021

22nd September 2022 pdf (727 KB)

IHBA Full Budget Submission 2021

22nd September 2022 pdf (3.9 MB)

IHBA Report – Putting Affordability at the Heart of the Housing System

22nd September 2022 pdf (1.72 MB)

IHBA Newsletter

22nd September 2022 pdf (3.17 MB)

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