Pictured above is Hubert Fitzpatrick, CIF Director General Designate; John Flynn, CIF Kerry Branch Chairman; Anthony Neville, CIF South East Branch Chairman; Michael Joyce, CIF Mid West Branch Chairman; Joanne Treacy, CIF Head of Services Southern Region CIF; Colm Callery, Sales Manager South East, Roadstone and Ronan O’Brien, CIF Executive Southern Region
Over 200 construction stakeholders from across the South East Region attended the Construction Industry Federation’s South East Branch Construction Dinner.
The event was last held in 2020 and there was a real appetite from attendees to network in person once more. CIF South East Branch Chairman Anthony Neville, of Anthony Neville Homes Ltd, hosted the event held at the Tower Hotel in Waterford on February 17.
He outlined the importance of the construction industry to the South East Region with over 15,000 people working locally in the industry.
Anthony also spoke of how the regulatory environment has changed with the introduction of the Building Control Amendment Regulations and how the Construction Industry Register of Ireland is to be made mandatory.
He spoke of the importance of government, both local and national, in working with the CIF. He welcomed the 1,950 residential units built in the South East last year across Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary – a 30 per cent increase on 2021 figures.
However, he cautioned that residential commencement figures were down by 12 per cent and more work needs to be done to increase the number of new homes being built to meet demand.