Regional Panel

If you wish to access on-the-ground professionals familiar with doing business in the Midlands, please contact a relevant member of our Regional Panel.


Paul O’Reilly (Past President)

Paul O'ReillyORS Consultancy Industry: Energy Mullingar View my profile on LinkedIn


Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin (Past-President)

Ciaran O'CathainAthlone IT Industry: Education

Ray Byrne (Past- President)

Ray ByrneWineport Lodge Industry: Hotel Athlone

John McGrath

John McGrathDirector of MMKDA. John is a qualified engineer, graduated from University College Dublin in 1991. Johns first four years were spent between motorway construction and road design at Kildare County Council. In 1996 John entered private practice in Athlone. For the last 14 years John has managed a busy private practice leading to its busiest period in 2005 to 2008 where the firm project managed many significant projects. These included pharmaceutical facilities, housing projects, retail complexes, office parks, motor showrooms and service stations. In addition water supply and waste water schemes were designed and their construction supervised on behalf of group schemes and local authorities. John's specialities are Energy Consulting - Waste and Water Consulting Engineering/Architectural Project Planning - Planning Legislation. View John's profile on LinkedIn.

Pat O’Neill

Pat O'NeillM.D. Zenith Adhesive Components  - Start up in 2012 a busy manufacturing plant based in Athlone. Pat is now concentrating on mechanical and medical sub-components for a wide variety of uses in companies all over the world. Pat's specialties are Medical Device, Adhesives, Start-ups, Management Systems.View Pat's profile on LinkedIn.


Dominic Doheny (Past President)

Dominic DohenyManaging Director of Flanagan Developments. Dominic joined JFD in 1978 and was appointed to his current role in 1990. His primary responsibilities, together with John Flanagan, are to develop, plan and deliver future projects and to track trends and identify new development opportunities. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Surveying) Degree, Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Construction Economics, College of Technology Bolton Street. He is currently Midlands Chairman Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Chairman National Irish House Builders Association, Chairman National Developers Committee, President Midlands Chamber of Commerce (Tullamore, Athlone, Mullingar), CIF nominee board member Construction Industry Monitoring Agency, Board Member Offaly County Development Board, Executive Member Tullamore Chamber of Commerce and CIF representative on the Planning & Economic Development Committee Offaly County Council. View Dominic's profile on LinkedIn

Seamus Sheerin

Managing Director of Capital Securities. Seamus has over 25 years Corporate & Commercial sector experience in the Irish banking industry where he held a number of senior executive management positions.

Peter Sullivan

Specialising in Investment Planning at Byrne, Casey & Associates Industry: Accountants