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 – Damian Duff (President), Mark Dilloughery, Fergal Feehely, Patrick McNulty, Edward Feehely, Ingrid Ramberg


Company NameAddressCountyContact Number
Churchfield Decorators LtdKinvaraCo Galway + Dublin091 637013
Des Byrne Painting Contactors LtdWalkinstownDublin 1201 5498879
Edward Feehely Decorators LtdCorkCo Cork021 4500535
Fergal Feehely LtdGlanmireCo Cork086 8298649
Forrest Decorators LtdDunshaughlinCo Meath01 8024217
Galway Painting Co LtdGalwayCo Galway091 753364
J S McCarthy LtdBallymountDublin 2201 898 3777
J S McCarthy LtdCork021 4364977
J W McNulty LtdBallybofeyCo Donegal074 9131319
Kendrick Industrial Coatings LtdClonmelCo Tipperary052 6180286
Kriscolor LtdKildareCo Kildare045 526589
M V O’Halloran LtdDublin 1001 6265547
McCosker & Sons LtdBallyshannonCo Donegal071 9851228
McLoughlin & Son DecoratorsBallincolligCo Cork021 4875668
McLoughlin Industrial Flooring Contractors LtdNaasCo Kildare045 880370
O’Connell Group LtdBallygarvanCo Cork021 4312002
Ramberg Painters & Decorators LtdGalwayCo Galway091 510950
Roger Cooney LtdCorkCo Cork021 4274886
Seamus Duff & Sons Ireland LtdDundalkCo Louth086 4118091
Sean Doyle Painting Contractors LtdKilmuckridgeCo Wexford053 9130666

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
Email: [email protected]