Committees 2018-02-08T16:37:13+00:00

ICF POLICY COMMITTEES

ICF policy is developed by each of the committees within the organisation’s structure. ICF committees are comprised of representatives of member companies and each committee meets approximately 4 times per year. Each of the committees are chaired by a member representative. The output of each committee is reviewed by the ICF Council.

ICF committees are the engine room of the federation’s work agenda and harness the expertise which exists within the industry for the sector’s benefit. The committees also offer the opportunity for individuals to learn more about their industry and how it interacts with other industries and society in general.

Membership of ICF policy committees is open to employees of ICF members at all levels and ICF actively promotes participation by members on committees. The work of ICF committees enables the organisation to speak authoritatively and professionally represent the industry when engaging with other stakeholder organisations on the industry’s behalf.

The ICF Planning & Environment Committee develops the organisation’s policy on planning and the environment. The committee promotes industry best practice and represents members views on planning and the environment to Government bodies, Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations and local authorities.

The Planning & Environment Committee has produced the ICF Environmental Code of Practice, the Archaeological Code of Practice and Geological Heritage Guidelines for the Extractive Industry in conjunction with various stakeholder bodies. These publications are important reference documents for industry, policy makers and regulators alike.  The Committee oversees the organisation of the ICF Environmental Awards.

Planning and Environment Committee
Mr Fergus Gallagher (Chairman)Kilsaran International
Mr Mark GalvinArdfert Quarry Products
Mr Vincent FlanaganBD Flood
Mr John StapletonCarroll Quarries
Ms Naomi CooperCRH
Ms Amanda TarpeyHarrington Concrete and Quarries
Mr Brian DownesLagan Asphalt Group
Mr Sean LoughnaneLoughnane Concrete (Birr)
Mr Keith McGrathMcGraths Limestone Works
Ms Sarah O’ConnellO’Connell Quarries
Mr Stephen LindenQuinn Building Products
Mr John QuirkeM F Quirke & Sons
Mr Maurice CareyM F Quirke & Sons
Mr Ronan GriffinRoadstone

Transport is a key operation within all ICF member companies. The ICF Transport Committee was reformed in 2014 to address issues such as road safety, transport costs and transport regulations. Members of the committee have participated in the organisation of road safety seminars in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority, the Health & Safety Authority and An Garda Siochána. The committee produces policy papers in the area of transport for submission to government and agencies.

The Transport Committee has produced a Drivers Handbook for drivers within the industry and has also produced a Transport Cost Management Tool to assist individual members to manage their transport costs.

Transport Committee
Mr Christy Loughnane (Chairman)Loughnane Concrete (Birr)
Mr Shane TierneyB D Flood
Mr Eoin O’CarrollBennettsbridge Limestone
Mr Denis DoyleDoyle Concrete
Mr Micheal GleesonGleeson Concrete
Mr Michael KeohaneKeohane Readymix
Mr Conan CurleyKilleshal Precast Concrete
Mr Roy HegartyKilsaran International
Mr T J LennonLennon Quarries
Mr Gearoid GilheanyQuinn Building Products
Mr Brendan DunneRoadstone

The principal objective of the ICF’s Health and Safety Committee is to continuously highlight the importance of health and safety to members and to educate members on best practice to protect employees from the dangers which exist on a daily basis in our members’ locations. The committee organises workshops and seminars and produces safety bulletins on relevant topics. The committee regularly meets with the Health & Safety Authority in order to promote best practice in the industry.

The ICF Health & Safety committee represent the sector on advisory committees within the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and Solas and monitors and influences legislation in Health & Safety.

 Health and Safety Committee
 Mr Vincent Flanagan (Chairman) B D Flood
 Mr Jamie Barrett Banagher Concrete
 Mr Mike Whelan B D Flood
 Mr Philip McGrath Concast Precast
 Mr John McWeeney CRH
 Mr Paul Gallagher Ducon Concrete
 Ms Emma Murphy Harrington Concrete & Quarries
 Mr Gerry Reidy Irish Cement
 Mr Con Keigher Irish Industrial Explosives
 Mr Tony Reville Kilsaran International
 Mr Martin Cairns Lagan Asphalt
 Mr John McNamara Lagan Group
 Ms Nicky Mulchrone McGraths Limestone Works
 Mr Clive Kelly McGrath Quarries
 Mr Mark Patterson Oran Precast
 Ms Ashling McCardle O’Reilly Bros
 Mr Gerry Clancy Quinn Building Products
 Mr Cormac McCarthy Roadstone
 Mr David Whyte Shay Murtagh Precast
 Mr Michael Sanderson Techrete
 Mr Brian Coogan Wright Quarry Products

The Concrete Development Group is responsible for co-ordinating the promotion of the industry and its products to other stakeholders in the construction sector and the general public. The committee develops initiatives to promote the use of concrete and aggregates in Ireland’s built infrastructure as well as encourage innovation within the industry and amongst members.

The committee comprises representatives from companies involved in the concrete and cement industries. Representatives of ICF and Cement Manufacturers Ireland (CMI) meet quarterly to identify initiatives aimed at promoting awareness of the key benefits of concrete to influencers in industry, professional bodies, academia and the agricultural sector as well as the general public. The committee also monitors initiatives on promoting concrete and concrete products undertaken by organisations across Europe.

Concrete Development Group
 Mr Brian Gilmore Cement Manufacturers Ireland
 Mr David Kelly Hanlon Concrete
 Mr Richard Bradley Irish Cement
 Ms Eibhlin Keohane Keohane Readymix
 Mr David McKeown Kilsaran International
 Mr Darren McMillen Lagan Group
 Mr Derek Duffy Oran Precast
 Mr Diarmuid O’Sullivan Roadstone

The ICF Technical Committee contributes to the development of standards and guidance for aggregate and concrete products produced by the industry. In addition, the committee is responsible for educating ICF members on developments in product standards and associated guidance. Members of the committee sit on the various stakeholder advisory committees within the National Standards Authority of Ireland. Members of the committee also sit on CEN (the European Standards Authority) advisory panels.

The committee produces educational bulletins on standards for ICF members on a periodic basis and has run a number of Technical Seminars for members to ensure that the industry is fully briefed on developments in the Technical area.

Technical Committee
 Mr Peter Deegan (Chairman) Banagher Precast Concrete
 Mr Patrick Cullivan B D Flood
 Mr David Cassidy Cassidy Bros
 Mr Martin Collins Coshla Quarries
 Mr John Reddy Ecocem
 Mr Richard Bradley Irish Cement
 Mr William Farrell Killeshal Precast Concrete
 Mr Vincent Anderson Kilsaran International
 Mr Darragh McKenna O’Reilly Bros
 Mr Kevin Maguire Quinn Building Products
Mr Tom Holden Roadstone
Mr Diarmuid McCarthy Roadstone
Mr Gareth McMeekin Wright Quarry Products
Mr Brendan Lynch Consultant

The ICF Business Development Committee is responsible for monitoring developments in the area of payments and legislation governing terms and conditions of sale. In addition, the committee prepares advice and best practice in the areas of credit managements to avoid bad debt in the industry. The committee monitors the availability and cost of credit insurance in the industry and has developed a major certification and traceability initiative aimed at improving customer confidence in the supply chain. The committee has also organised training in credit control and credit forums with the assistance of external expert facilitators.

Business Development Committee
 Mr Frank Bracken (Chairman) Killeshal Precast Concrete
 Mr John O’Carroll Ardfert Quarry Products
 Mr Tom Gallagher B D Flood
 Mr Bernard Quinn Concast Precast Group
 Mr Fergus O’Hara Hanlon Concrete Products
 Mr Francis Harrington Harrington Concrete and Quarries
 Mr Tony Curran Kilsaran International
 Ms Onagh Murphy Loughnane Concrete (Birr)
 Mr Pat McGrath McGraths Limestone Works
 Mr Pat Freeman McGrath Quarries
 Mr Ernie Bohan Roadstone
 Mr Thomas King Wright Quarry Products

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