IHF Diary

  • IHF Management and Council Meeting
    25/07/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
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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:



Michael Lennon

IHF President

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

Mr Michael Lennon is a fifth generation hotelier with over 25 years’ experience in the hotel sector and is now the 37th President of the IHF, succeeding Joe Dolan.

A native of Co Carlow, Michael Lennon is a graduate of the College of Catering, Cathal Brugha Street. He began his career in Chicago before returning to Ireland, where he initially worked with the Great Southern Hotel Group before joining Brian McEniff Hotels. Together with his wife, Joanne McEniff, he owns and runs the Westport Woods Hotel, which the couple bought over twenty years ago. 

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

Kevin Mulvany

Marketing Executive

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: mulvanyk@ihf.ie

Ciara Mooney

Office & Projects Assistant

To support the Executive Staff across all projects.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: mooneyc@ihf.ie

Dorothy Sutton

Office Administration Assistant

Dorothy is responsible for office administration and supporting the Executive Staff across all areas.
P: +353 1 497 6459
E: suttond@ihf.ie


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