A Clare company is expanding following the opening a Dublin office by Keating, formerly L&M Keating at Park West Business Park.
Specialising in Marine, Civil and Building Engineering, the company is working on significant infrastructure projects in Ireland and UK.
Gordon O’Regan who has been CEO since last January is confident for Keating’s future. “Because of our technical and niche marine engineering expertise, we have been attracting more projects from markets outside of Ireland, particularly across the UK. Our new office in Dublin allows us to engage more easily with international clients. Over the past 30 years we have built a reputation for being one of the leading engineering contractors. In recent times, we have expanded our portfolio to include complex and difficult projects in civil engineering, building, marine and heritage, which have helped highlight our expertise in delivering significant work. So, Keating is in a very strong position for the future.”
Founded by Louis Keating in Kilmihil thirty two years ago, O’Regan gave an assurance that they will neglect their West Clare office as a result. “We remain very much committed to our Clare roots and our head office will remain located in Kilmihil. We have always been fully supportive of the development of rural Ireland and support the Government’s plan as set out in Ireland 2040 for the development of sustainable regional economies. Our success demonstrates the positive impact that investment and growth can have on rural Ireland, positively impacting jobs and training.”
Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, officially opened the Dublin office, which coincided with the rebrand. “It is very heartening and exciting to see a company from Clare competing and winning on national and global stages. It has been providing highly skilled jobs in Kilmihil and the surrounding region for over three decades,” he said.
As well as its offices in Dublin and Kilmihil, Keating also has offices in Cork and recently opened an office in Winchester, Hampshire in the South of England, reinforcing its expansion into UK market.