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Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation

Before joining the CIF, Tom served as a TD for Laois – Offaly and as Minister for State at the Department of Finance from 2002 until 2007. As Minister he was responsible for the Office for Public Works (OPW).

From 1997 to 2001, Tom was President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), having previously held several other positions with the association.

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Micheál Mahon, Immediate Past President, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)

Micheál was president of the SCSI from 2020 to 2021. In that time Micheál has been a frequent contributor on media and various fora in relation to Housing in Ireland and indeed other construction matters. Micheál is also currently chairman of the Construction Industry Council, (CIC), an industry umbrella group comprising CIF, SCSI, RIAI and the Engineering professions.

In the past two years, Micheál has co-produced and presented SCSI Reports on ‘The Real Cost of New House Delivery’ and “The Real Cost of Apartment Delivery” and acted as an advocate for the SCSI in the media.

Micheál is the founder and Managing Director of MGM Partnership, a leading Chartered Quantity Surveying and Chartered Project Management practice. The company, which has offices in Wexford, and Dublin, provides quantity surveying, cost consultancy, and project management services to all sectors of the construction industry.


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