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IHF Vice Presidents

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IHF Vice Presidents
Matt O'Connor & Colm Neville elected IHF Vice Presidents
They join IHF President Michael Magner in representing over 900 hotels and guesthouses throughout the country
 Thurs 7th March 2024

Pictured: IHF Vice Presidents Matt O'Connor and Colm Neville

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) is delighted to announce the election of Matt O’Connor and Colm Neville as Vice Presidents of the IHF. They join IHF President Michael Magner in representing over 900 hotels and guesthouses, employing over 65,000 people throughout the country.

Both Matt and Colm are long-standing, active members of the IHF and bring extensive experience to the role of Vice President having previously served as Chairs of their respective Midlands and South East Branches of the IHF and as members of the IHF’s National Council and Management Committee.

Matt is Managing Director of the Mullingar Park Hotel and has been with the hotel since its inception 21 years ago. Colm is owner of the Riverside Park Hotel, the Crown Quarter hotel in Wexford and the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.

Commenting on their election, Matt and Colm said it was a tremendous honour to have been elected Vice President and to represent the hotels sector, which makes such an important contribution to the economy. They look forward to working closely with their IHF colleagues and engaging with our Government and industry partners to address the challenges facing the sector and wider tourism industry.

IHF President Michael Magner says: “I want to congratulate Colm and Matt on their election as Vice Presidents of the Irish Hotels Federation. Their commitment to our sector and extensive experience are a great asset to the IHF as we continue to advocate for members at the highest levels of Government.”

“As Ireland’s largest indigenous employer, tourism plays a vital role supporting over 270,000 livelihoods. It is therefore critical that the right conditions are in place to deliver a sustained recovery for our sector and wider tourism industry so that it lives up to its full potential. I look forward to working with Colm and Matt to deliver our key priorities in relation to economic growth, leadership in sustainability and supporting people development within our sector.”

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