Southern Region

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

  • Cork Branch (covering Cork City and County)
  • Kerry Branch
  • Kilkenny / Carlow Branch
  • Mid-West Branch (covering Limerick, Clare and Tipperary)
  • South East Branch (covering Waterford & South Wexford)
  • Wicklow / North Wexford Branch

These four Branches are serviced from our Southern Region Office based in Little Island, Cork. Conor O’Connell, Director of Housing, Planning & Development, is Secretary of the Cork & Kerry Branches. Ronan O’Brien, Executive of the Southern Region, is Secretary of the South East Branch. Brid Cody provides administrative support for all Branches in the Region. Details of branch meetings and other regional meetings for members are available from Ronan O’Brien at the Cork Office, tel: 021 435 1410 or email [email protected]/ [email protected] / [email protected]

The CIF Southern Region offers wide ranging supports with information, assistance and expert advice on a range of construction specific issues.

Southern Region

Support for Members

The CIF Southern Region supports our members businesses with information and expert advice on a range of construction specific issues:

  • Industrial Relations problems / employment legislation.
  • Contracts you have entered into with clients / main contractors / sub contractors.
  • Payment disputes / debt recovery.
  • Tendering and Pre-qualification.
  • Planning and development issues.
  • Representation to Politicians, Semi-State Agencies, Local Authorities and other regional stakeholders.


Related to the Southern Region

Regional representation:

  • Representing the industry and our members locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Stakeholder engagement and the co-ordination of lobbying activities in the region to ensure the necessary infrastructural investment and construction activity.
  • Drafting submissions on a range of topics affecting regional development and construction activities to Local Authorities, Semi State Agencies and Government Departments.
  • Engagement with local and regional media, representing and advocating on behalf of the construction industry.

Construction Contracting advice and support.

Support to members engaged in the housing and development sectors and all construction companies that interface with the planning system including the drafting of necessary submissions to Development Plans at Local Authority and Regional Assembly level.

Engagement with Schools, Third Level Institutions, Educational & Training Boards (ETB’s) and Regional Skills Fora to address the skills needs for the region.

Industrial and Employee Relations advice and support including representation at Work Place Relations Commission and Labour Court.

Management and organisation of Branch meetings, webinars, morning briefings, conferences and social events.

Key Contacts

in the southern region

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.

Brid Cody


Bríd has worked in the Cork Office of CIF since 1997.  She provides administrative support to staff in both the Cork and Galway offices and looks after reception for the CIF Cork Office. As well as greeting all visitors to the office and handling public & member queries, she also handles the many telephone calls made to the Cork and Galway offices.  Bríd is also the main point of contact for all CIF publications such as contracts and other materials. Bríd co-ordinates all of the in-house facilities with respect to training courses and meetings held in the Cork Office.

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