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Construction Sector Group

Published: 31 July 2018
From: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform


The Construction Sector Group ensures regular and open dialogue between government and industry on how best to achieve and maintain a sustainable and innovative construction sector positioned to successfully deliver on the commitments in Project Ireland 2040.

It is made up of representatives of key industry bodies, as well as senior representatives of relevant government departments and agencies with responsibilities for policy and for the delivery of infrastructure and is chaired by the Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The group reports to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

In line with the principles of openness and transparency, the Construction Sector Group operates under the guidelines set out in the Transparency Code. This means that the group’s membership, work programme, and the minutes and agendas of all meetings are published here on this website. Further details on the Transparency Code can be found at the following link: Information for Public Bodies Transparency Code


    Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Robert Watt
    Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Senior Representative
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Senior Representative
    Department of Education and Skills Senior Representative
    Department of Health Senior Representative
    Department of Housing Senior Representative
    Department of the Taoiseach Senior Representative
    Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Senior Representative
    Health Service Executive Senior Representative
    Office of Government Procurement Senior Representative
    Office of Public Works Senior Representative
    Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland Sarah Ingle
    Building Materials Federation David Howard
    Construction Industry Federation Tom Parlon
    Engineers Ireland Caroline Spillane
    Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King
    Irish Planning Institute Orla Purcell
    Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Kathryn Meghen
    Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Shirley Coulter

Meeting Documents

22 January 2020: Agenda

16 July 2019: Agenda , Minutes

14 May 2019: Agenda , Minutes

30 April 2019: Agenda , Minutes

21 March 2019: Medium Term Strategy for the Procurement of Public Works: Note and Address by Minister Donohoe

27 February 2019: Agenda Minutes

6 February 2019: Agenda Minutes

28 November 2018: Agenda Minutes

31 July 2018: Agenda Minutes

Construction Sector Group: Terms of Reference

The Construction Sector Group (CSG) was established to ensure regular and open dialogue between Government and the construction sector. This documents sets out their terms of reference.


Construction Sector Group Work Programme

This document outlines the work programme of the Construction Sector Group (CSG) for 2019.


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