Infrastructure Committee

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Committee is an exclusive professional working group dedicated to formulating policy and advancing a formal advocacy position that influences and shapes the decision making process in Westminster, Dáil Éireann and within the EU Institutions.

As infrastructure becomes more prominent in the political discourse in both the UK and Ireland, this Committee will be responsible for delivering a clear, nuanced and evidence-based position on the importance of public investment in capital programmes for both the UK and Ireland. The Committee will also draw the governments’ attention to key projects that need investment in order to address pressure points as a consequence of Brexit.

The Committee meets quarterly and is supported by our Policy team. The Committee, through the Committee Chair, will report to the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Policy Committee Chair, which is chaired by Peter O’Shea.

The Chair of this Committee is Sean Finlay, Geoscience Ireland.

Committee Members:

  1. Sean Finlay, Geoscience Ireland (Chair)
  2. Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus
  3. Katharine Byrne, BDO Customs & International Trade Services
  4. Enda Luddy, CBRE
  5. Tom Healy, CRH
  6. John Heffernan, DAA
  7. Kelly O’Hara, Dillon Eustace
  8. Paul Fleming, Drogheda Port
  9. Martin Donnelly, Drogheda Port
  10. Gerry Dunne, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company
  11. David Kelly, Ervia
  12. Annette O’Donoghue (SME Nominee)
  13. John Ahern, Indaver
  14. Barry Kenny, Irish Rail
  15. Garrett Thornton, JMC Van Trans
  16. Robert Costello, KPMG
  17. Kevin Murray, Nightline Delivers/Parcel Motel
  18. Gerard Cahillane, NTMA
  19. Brendan Keating, The Port of Cork Company

We would very much welcome further participation in this committee and look forward to hearing from members to discuss this opportunity further. If you are interested in joining our Committee, please contact Catherine Coffey at the Policy Unit at

If you require further details in relation to this Committee, please contact Paul Lynam, Head of Sectoral Policy at or by phone on +353 86 049 9252.


Infrastructure Committee Publishes Policy Paper

10 November 2017 The British Irish Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Committee has developed a policy paper that assesses the challenges and opportunities that Brexit presents to the sector.  The report, which has been published today is available to read here.

The Committee, chaired by Sean Finlay, Director, Business Development at Geoscience Ireland, makes a series of recommendations – including investment in port infrastructure and transport links; prioritisation of the roll out of the National Broadband Plan; and the establishment of a formal UK-Ireland Transport and Infrastrucuture Forum to address areas of mutual concern in light of Brexit.

 To view the article published today in the Irish Independent which discusses the recommendations of the report click here.