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.

Planning and Environment Committee
Mr Fergus Gallagher (Chairman) Kilsaran International
Mr John Stapleton Carroll Quarries
Ms Sarah O’Connell O’Connell Quarries
Mr Brian Downes Lagan Asphalt Group
Ms Naomi Cooper CRH
Mr Sean Loughnane Loughnane Concrete (Birr)
Mr Stephen Linden Quinn Building Products
Mr Keith McGrath McGraths Limestone Works
Mr Ronan Griffin Roadstone
Mr Vincent Flanagan BD Flood
Mr Mark Galvin Ardfert Quarry Products
Ms Amanda Tarpey Harrington Concrete and Quarries
Mr John Quirke M F Quirke & Sons
Mr Maurice Carey M F Quirke & Sons

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 seminar 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 Conan Curley Killeshal Precast Concrete
Mr Denis Doyle Doyle Concrete
Mr Eoin O’Carroll Bennettsbridge Limestone
Mr Brendan Dunne Roadstone
Mr T J Lennon Lennon Quarries
Mr Roy Hegarty Kilsaran International
Mr Michael Keohane Keohane Readymix
Mr Micheal Gleeson Gleeson Concrete
Mr Tim Flood B D Flood
Mr Gearoid Gilheany Quinn Building Products

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 Cormac McCarthy  Roadstone
 Mr John McWeeney  CRH
 Mr Tony Reville  Kilsaran International
 Mr John McNamara  Lagan Group
 Mr Clive Kelly  McGrath Quarries
 Mr Con Keigher  Irish Industrial Explosives
 Ms Ashling McCardle  O’Reilly Bros
 Mr Brian Coogan  Wright Quarry Products
 Ms Emma Murphy  Harrington Concrete & Quarries
 Mr Gerry Clancy  Quinn Building Products
 Mr Mark Patterson  Oran Precast
 Mr Martin Cairns  Lagan Asphalt
 Ms Nicky Mulchrone  McGraths Limestone Works
 Mr Paul Gallagher  Ducon Concrete
 Mr Philip McGrath  Concast Precast
 Mr Michael Sanderson  Techrete
 Mr Tim Flood  Flood Precast
 Ms Vivienne Murtagh  Shay Murtagh Precast

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 built infrastructure as well as encourage innovation within this industry and amongst members.

The committee comprises representatives from companies involved in the concrete and the 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. The committee also monitors initiatives on promoting concrete and concrete products undertaken by organisations across Europe.

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

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

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