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Press Release – 11th July 2006

Roughan & O'Donovan Consulting Engineers makes changes in Senior Management

Roughan & O'Donovan, who recently received the ACEI Presidential Awards for the design of the River Boyne cable stayed bridge, have announced a major strengthening of senior management, with the appointment of five new Directors.  

The new Directors are Tony Dempsey, Marc Jones, Mark Kilcullen, Harry Meighan and Richard Power.  They will join the existing Directors of Joe O’Donovan (Chairman), Garry Smyth (Managing Director), John Harkin (Secretary) and Seamus MacGearailt.

As one of the leading engineering practices in Ireland, engaged in road and rail design, Roughan & O’Donovan have been responsible for the design of some of Ireland’s best known bridges.  Recent examples include the Willliam J. Dargan LUAS Bridge in Dundrum and the Boyne Bridge on the M1 Drogheda Bypass, Ireland’s first ever major cable stayed bridge. These dynamic and contemporary bridges have become landmark structures in Ireland’s developing infrastructure.

Commenting on the announcement, Joe O’Donovan, a founding partner of Roughan & O’Donovan, said “These changes will consolidate Roughan & O’ Donovan’s position amongst the leading Irish Consulting Engineers involved in the design of Transportation Infrastructure, Structural Design and Environmental Services’’.

Garry Smyth said “The new Directors who have long service with the company will ensure the continuation of our ethos of teamwork, engineering excellence and focus on quality of service to clients.  This will guarantee the continued success of Roughan & O'Donovan in the future’’.

For further information:
Joe O’Donovan (01) 294 0800
Garry Smyth (01) 294 0800
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About Roughan & O’Donovan:
Roughan & O’Donovan was founded in 1974 by Dermot Roughan and Joe O’Donovan. There are four skill groups within the company: structures, bridges, transportation and environmental.

Current road projects include:N6 Kinnegad to Athlone 56km (under construction)
N4 Kilcock to Kinnegad (39km PPP Scheme opened in December 2005)
N7 Naas Road Widening (due to open in July 2006)
N9 Carlow Bypass 18km (under construction)
N7 Limerick Tunnel Scheme (construction imminent)

The excellence of Roughan & O’Donovan’s work has been recognised through the achievement of various industry awards which include:

  • ACEI Presidential Award 2005 for the design of the River Boyne Bridge
  • ACEI Presidential Award 2003 for the design of William J. Dargan LUAS Bridge in Dundrum
  • ACEI Presidential Award 1997 for the design of Killarney Road Bridge near Bray, County Wicklow

Clients range from Local Authorities, National Roads Authority, Railway Authorities, Contractors, Government Department and Developers.

Roughan & O’Donovan employs over 140 people.

Website address: www.rod.ie