On the 15 January 2016, in the Iris Oifigiuil, the Irish Government’s official publication, published the details of its panel of adjudicators. The publication states:
“In exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister of State for Business and Employment by the Construction Contracts Act, 2013, the Minister of State for Business and Employment has appointed the following persons as members of the Construction Contracts Adjudication Panel, established under Section 8 of the Construction Contracts Act, 2013. These appointments are for the period commencing on the 8th December, 2015 and ending on the 7th December, 2020.
Appointments to Construction Contracts Adjudication Panel:
Mr. Timothy Bouchier-Hayes, Mr. Ciaran Fahy, Mr. Bernard Gogarty, Mr. James O’Donoghue, Mr. Conor Kelly, Mr. James Bridgeman, Mr. Gerard O’Sullivan, Mr. Joe Behan, Mr. John Redmond, Mr. Matthew Molloy, Dr. John Derek Ross, Mr. John Lyden, Mr. Tony Reddy, Mr. John Thomas Gibbons, Mr. Toal Ó Muiré, Mr. Anthony Bingham, Mr. Jonathan Cope, Mr. Kevin Brady, Mr. David O’Leary, Mr. Gerard Monaghan, Mr. James Golden, Mr. Raymond Nash, Mr. Conor Hogan, Mr. John Riches, Mr. Len Bunton, Mr. John Costello, Mr. Nigel Davies, Mr. Simon McKenny, Mr. Niall Lawless, Mr. Niall Meagher.”
As part of Hardware Association Ireland’s Budget Submission 2016 we called on Government to deliver the Construction Contracts Act 2013 without delay. The non-payment of fees to contractors not only jeopardises the future of contractors but also the jobs they provide and the many indirect impacts further down the supply chain.
Cash-flow for HAI members is vital to the survival of their businesses and during recent years many sub-contractors went under simply because larger construction companies/developers did not pay for their work.
This had a direct effect on hardware and builders merchants who offered credit terms to these same contractors and who continue to face cash flow problems without this protection being in place.
In December 2015, Mr. Nash expressed his commitment to implementing this “ground-breaking” legislation for the benefit of all stakeholders in the construction industry as soon as is practicable. The remaining actions, including the finalisation of the Code of Practice will be completed as soon as possible, following which a commencement date for implementation of the Act will be announced in advance in order to provide sufficient notice to those affected by the legislation.