Our Team

Townlink is a close knit company with a low level management structure where all staff and workers are valued as part of a dynamic team.

Joe McCarron

Director & Chairman
Contracts Director, Health and Safety Director

Joe co-founded Townlink Construction in 1991 with a vision to create a leading Main Building Contractor that gives customers a quality, professional and personal service. He is actively involved in the day to day management of the company and acts as Contracts Director on a number of projects. Joe has ensured that Townlink is now recognised as one of Ireland's leading construction companies, known to take on unique and challenging projects and create lasting partnerships with our customers and design teams.

Joe also fulfils the role of Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Director. He ensures each project is completed in compliance with our approved ISO systems and to the very best industry standards.

T.J Walsh

Managing Director

For over 20 years TJ has been instrumental in the growth and development of Townlink from a small company of humble beginnings to one of the leading construction companies in Ireland. TJ is a Chartered Builder and Chartered Surveyor. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in Surveying, he worked for a Professional Quantity Surveying Practice for seven years; he then worked for two national building contractors first as contractor’s QS, and later as a Project Manager before joining Townlink in 1994. For over 10 years TJ served on the Council of the Master Builders and Contractors Association of the CIF and was President of the Association in 2006. TJ believes that the primary responsibility of the company is to build excellent buildings in a cooperative and helpful environment.

John Barden

Contracts Manager

John Barden is Senior Contracts Manager at Townlink Construction. A Graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology and a Chartered Member of the CIOB, Johns career to date spans 20 years and covers a wide range of project types and values. His particular expertise lies in Fit Out, Conservation and Public Buildings. He has developed a strong repeat client base which he has retained over his tenure at Townlink Construction. He has been instrumental in the success of many of Townlinks high profile projects including those within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, commercial, retail, residential, energy retrofitting, conservation and heritage sectors.

John was recently selected to undertake the IMI Leadership Development Programme for Construction and Engineering. He has been nominated for Construction Manager of the Year at the CIOB awards 2019.

Derek Cassidy

Contracts Manager

Having worked for Tier 1 main contractors within the Construction Industry for the past 24 years, Derek brings a wealth of skills and experience to Townlink. He has worked on high-profile, complex, multi-million euro projects (up to €100m) and managed large scale teams of diverse stakeholders. 

Dereks career spans several key areas within the sector: Site Management, Project Managment, Bid Managment and Contracts Management. He studied Construction Management and Building Tecnology at the CIOB, Project Management at DIT and Contract Law at IT Carlow. 

Derek is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and member of the Association of Project Managers.

Joe Boyle

Quantity Surveying & Estimating Manager

Joe joined Townlink in 2016 to oversee the Surveying & Estimating Department. He has worked as a Quantity Surveyor in the Irish Construction Industry since 1988. During this time he has worked for a leading PQS Practice, a number of leading Main Contractors as well as working for a Public Development Agency. Joe has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with both private and public forms of contract, and has been involved in projects covering all sectors of the Industry. Additionally, Joe has contributed much of his time to assisting the SCSI in relation to committee work and with APC assessments. He is also responsible for ensuring that his team are well catered for in terms of training and CPD. Joe is a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

Alan Donaldson

Senior Estimator

Alan has worked as an Estimator since 2001 with market leading Main Contractors. With that he brings a wealth of experience to our Estimating Department having successfully tendered and secured over €400 million worth of contracts on a variety of projects in the Education, Commercial, Pharmaceutical, Fit Out, Retail, Healthcare, Data Centre, Residential and Hotel & Leisure Sectors.

Alan has extensive knowledge of the Irish Construction Industry and has been ever present in this market since 2001. He has prepared tender bids for over 500 projects on a variety of Public and Private Contract types ranging in value up to €150 million. Alan and his team are equipped with the knowledge, systems and experience to submit competitive bids on all tender opportunities that arise for Townlink.

Pamela Malone

Head of Accounts

Pamela joined Townlink Construction in 2003 as an Accounts Assistant and has steadily progressed through the company to her current role as Head of Accounts.

Having completed the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) examinations Pamela is currently in the process of becoming a Qualified Accountant. Pamela is responsible for the day to day management of the Accounts Payable Team and has been instrumental in the development of the current procedures and payment systems within the company.

Keith Proctor

Bid Manager

Keith joined Townlink in 2011 as a Pre-Qualification Administrator with additional responsibilities to maintain and develop the companies QEHS ISO and OHSAS systems. He has progressed within the company and is currently responsible for the Bid Management Team and assists with Business Development. He is responsible for selecting the most suitable prospective projects that fit the company’s resources and experience, and coordinates the pre-qualification and bid submissions.

Karen Kennedy

Business Development Manager

Karen Heads up the Business Development and Marketing Department at Townlink. 

Having spent several years working on development at senior level within the public and nonprofit sector, Karen joined Townlink in 2017. Karen specialises in strategy, marketing and development. She is an Aspire Scholar and Board Member at St. Michaels House Housing Association.

Karen has an MBA from Smurfit Business School.