Master Painters & Decorators of Ireland

The Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI) represents painters and decorators of all sizes operating in the Republic of Ireland. This includes self employed painters and decorators as well as larger contracting companies.
Formed in 1899, the MPDI has a strong history of promoting professionalism and excellence amongst painters and decorators. The MPDI has helped ensure high quality standards are maintained amongst its membership. This has resulted in clients recognising the importance of using MPDI members when tendering for painting and decorating projects.

The MPDI works continually to promote the issues of concern to its members. As an association representing painters and decorators from all corners of Ireland, the MPDI has successfully ensured that these concerns are highlighted throughout their own sector, throughout the construction industry and at national level. As one of the earliest affiliated associations of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) the MPDI has long been recognised as an esteemed part of the Federation and their longevity has ensured the association has a permanent place on the ruling body of the CIF.
The MPDI is also a member of the Europe wide network of paint associations UNIEP – The International Association of Painting Contractors.

Council Members 2018 – Damian Duff (President), Pat McGovern (Vice-President), Mark Dilloughery, Fergal Feehely, John McNulty, Edward Feehely


Company Contact Email Phone Location
Dridex Ltd t/a McLoughlin & Son Mr Brian McLoughlin 021 4875668 Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Edward Feehely Decorators Ltd Mr Edward Feehely 021 4500535 Cork
Forde Decorators Mr Ian Forde 1890 390190 Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Galway Painting Co Ltd Mr Ronan Byrne 091 753364 Galway, Co. Galway
Innisfree Decorators Ltd Mr Donal Lyne 021 4871029 Victoria Cross, Cork
J S McCarthy Ltd Mr Des Forde 021 4364977 Douglas, Cork
J S McCarthy Ltd Mr Gerry Lockhart 01 898 3777 Nangor Road, Dublin 12
J W McNulty Ltd Mr Paddy McNulty 074 9131319 Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Kriscolor Ltd Mr Chris Cooke 045 526596 Kildare, Co. Kildare
Liam Feehely Ltd Mr Fergal Feehely 021 4507700 Glanmire, Co. Cork
Lynch & Manning Ltd Mr Michael Manning 01 8389215 Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7
M V O’Halloran Ltd Mr Ian O’Halloran 01 6265547 Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10
McCosker & Sons Ltd Mr Rossa McCosker 071 9851228 Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
O’Connell Group Ltd Mr David O’Connell 021 4312002 Ballygarvan, Co. Cork
Pollock Decorators Ms Kate Pollock 01 2698939 Milltown, Dublin 6
Ramberg Painters & Decorators Ltd Ms Ingrid Ramberg 091 510950 Galway, Co. Galway
Roger Cooney Ltd Mr Mark Dilloughery 021 4274886 11 Moore Street, Cork
Seamus Duff & Sons Ireland Ltd Mr Damian Duff 086 4118091 Dundalk, Co. Louth
Sean Doyle Construction Services Ltd Mr Sean Doyle 053 9130666 Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford
Sheric Ltd Mr Richard Treacy 01 2352020 Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Thomas O’Malley Painting Contractor Mr Tommy O’Malley 01 4582551 Blessington, Co. Wicklow

The Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MPDI) is the representative group for painters and decorators in Ireland. We represent the views of our members on a local, industry and national level.

By bringing the industry know how and experience of all our members together we provide a powerful voice to painters and decorators around Ireland. The MPDI is widely recognised for its expertise and eminent history and it is respected throughout the construction industry.

The MPDI is one of the longest member associations of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and through our association we have the platform to reach out to Government, to State institutions, to local authorities and all the various construction industry stakeholders.

Being a member of the MPDI also brings a range of other benefits including:

Contracting – Members of the MPDI have access to all the CIF’s extensive expertise on contracting, helping to guide members through any contracting questions or queries they might have. With so many tenders and public contracting issues facing painters and contractors this benefit is widely used by MPDI members and helps guide them to take better business decisions.

Industrial Relations (IR) – IR is becoming an increasingly significant issue for painting and decorating companies. In the current economic climate handling IR issues correctly has never been more important. Members of the MPDI have access to IR experts who provide a range of information and advice. This includes a guide to employment conditions in the industry, employee handbooks, employment and industrial relations updates, up to date information on new legislation and policies, contracts of employment, advice on temporary layoffs and redundancies and advice for handling sensitive IR issues such as bullying and harassment, disputes, disciplinary procedures, grievance handling, data protection and use of email.

Lobbying and Public Affairs – As a valued association within the CIF, the MPDI has access to the Federation’s immense lobbying and public affairs expertise and experience. The CIF is highly regarded amongst politicians, the civil service, the Irish business network and other important stakeholders. The MPDI will work on behalf of all our members to have representations made about issues of concern.

Information – MPDI members receive regular updates and bulletins on all the latest developments and issues relating to the Irish construction sector and the economic conditions surrounding it.
Networking opportunities – MPDI members are invited to attend a variety of different CIF briefings, events, meetings and conferences, allowing them to mix with other CIF members and get to know important contacts throughout the industry.

Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland – Brand

All members of the association benefit from the use of both the CIF Logo and the MPDI Logo which can be used on company literature and transportation and provide a meaningful brand of quality.

If you have any queries about the Master Painters and Decorators of Ireland (MDPI) please contact us at

Gillian Ross
Executive – Specialist Contracting
Tel: (01) 4066059