IHF Diary

  • South East Branch Meeting
    16/11/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • South East Branch Meeting
    16/11/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Dublin Branch Meeting
    17/11/2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • November Council & Management Meeting
    23/11/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • IHF Race Day 2016 Fairyhouse Racecourse
    26/11/2016 - 12:00am to 5:30pm
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Founded in 1937, the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) is the national organisation of the hotel and guesthouse industry in Ireland. The primary functions of the Federation are to promote and defend the interests of its members. The IHF represents almost 1,000 hotels and guesthouses nationwide, employing over 57,000 people and is a key stakeholder in the Irish tourism sector.

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The IHF is managed by the following groups:



Joe Dolan


IHF President

IHF President The President of the IHF is elected by the members at the AGM and serves a 2-year term of office.

Joe is a native of Co. Leitrim and a graduate of Queens University Belfast and Cornell State University. With his wife Rosie, he is owner manager of the Bush Hotel, a three-star property located in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon. Dating back to the eighteenth century, the 60-bedroom hotel is one of the oldest in Ireland. The Bush Hotel is widely recognised for its commitment to environmental sustainability and, in 2009, was the first hotel in Ireland to be awarded the European Union Eco Label, which recognises exceptionally high environmental management and performance. 

Joe has been an active member of the IHF for many years. He currently serves as a member of the Federation’s National Executive Council and as Chairman of Leitrim Tourism. Prior to his election, Joe was Vice-President of the IHF. He has held the position of Chair of the Sligo/Leitrim/Roscommon branch of the Federation and was previously a director of Fáilte Ireland North West.

Tim Fenn

Chief Executive

Mr Tim Fenn is the Chief Executive of the IHF. Mr Fenn has over 25 years experience in senior executive and consulting roles in the private sector. A native of Cork, he previously held the positions of Chief Executive and Finance Director of FM104.

Prior to this, Tim was Corporate Finance Manager with Farrell Grant Sparks, a leading financial advisory firm where he worked across many industries in all aspects of corporate finance and business consulting. He spent part of his early career in the hotel industry working in the family business.

Carol Bergin is Tim Fenn’s PA and can be contacted at berginc@ihf.ie.

Una Moran

Acting Company Secretary & Accounts Executive

The Company secretary organises the IHF Annual Conference and AGM and the monthly Council and Management Meetings. Una deals with all membership queries and assists with all aspects of the accounts function at the IHF.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: moranu@ihf.ie

Eoin Quinn

Director of Member Services

P: +353 1 497 6459
E: quinne@ihf.ie

Stephanie Keating

Sales and Events Executive

Stephanie is responsible for the co-ordination of Associate Members, the Group Booking Service, IHF Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition - Showtel, all IHF events including Golf Days and general membership enquiries.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: keatings@ihf.ie

Carol Bergin

PA to Chief Executive

Carol is Tim Fenn’s PA. Please contact her regarding any general IHF queries.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: berginc@ihf.ie

Nuala McLoughlin

Advisor - Employment Matters

Nuala McLoughlin is responsible for employment matters, which include training, support services, employment legislation queries and career information.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: mcloughlin@ihf.ie

Jennifer Ward

Marketing Manager

Overall responsibility for the Marketing Department, including the Irelandhotels.com
website, the Be Our Guest Guide and all IHF offline and online marketing activities.

P: +353 1 497 6459
E: wardj@ihf.ie

Damien Cronin

Office & Projects Assistant

Damien supports the Executive Staff across all projects.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: cronind@ihf.ie

Erin Cafferkey

Marketing Assistant

Erin supports the Marketing team across all online and offline projects.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: cafferkeye@ihf.ie

Corina Chitic

Marketing Assistant

Corina is primarily responsible for supporting the development of the 2017 Be Our Guest Hotel & Guesthouse Guide.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: corina@ihf.ie

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