Event taking place as part of Guaranteed Irish ‘Construction Month’

Guaranteed Irish will hold a roundtable discussion on how to develop a sustainable construction sector at its premises at1 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 this coming Monday, 11th September.

The event will be attended by construction-sector leaders, including Tegral, Kingspan, Irish Cement, Roadstone, Dulux, the Construction Industry Federation and the Irish Hardware Association.

Jim Clery, Head of Real Estate with KPMG, will chair the event, which will feature inputs from:
Maria Bailey TD, Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government; Paddy Kelly, MD of Tegral, the leading building products manufacturer;
Marian Finnegan, Chief Economist, Sherry FitzGerald Group;
Jacqui Hanratty, National Sales Manager, and Pamela McCabe, Marketing Manager, of building materials companyKingspan; and Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish.

The roundtable discussion will be a closed event, but a photocall and press briefing will take place immediately afterwards – at 10am.

The recommendations arising from the roundtable will be developed into a position paper by Guaranteed Irish, which will be presented to members of the Oireachtas later this month.

Commenting in advance of Monday’s event, Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, said: “This event will explore how best to stimulate the construction sector and achieve sustainability in future years.  Our members and guest speakers will share their insights on how we can overcome current construction-industry challenges, and avoid the peaks and troughs of past decades while retaining jobs in this sector.”

Monday’s event is taking place as part of Guaranteed Irish’s ‘Construction Month’.  Throughout September, the organisation is highlighting the contribution its construction-industry members make to the Irish economy and the local communities in which they are based.

Guaranteed Irish is a business membership organisation with over 300 members nationwide.  Further information is available