Peter Downey

ISCF Chairperson

Peter has had a very wide experience in business over a long period of time. He entered the tourism industry in 2006 after he retired from his contracting business and renovated ‘Riverside Paradise’ on the banks of the River Shannon in south east Galway. That same year, Peter joined the ISCF as a member and has learned so much through networking with like-minded people. Peter has been an active member on many committees and has chaired a number of them, both in business and within his local community in Blanchardstown, Dublin where he lives.

This is Peter’s first year as chairperson of the ISCF. His aim this year has been to strengthen the structures of the Federation to be a more proactive representative and lobbying organisation on behalf of all ISCF members nationwide. This has been reinforced by ISCF’s membership of the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) and the regular online conference meetings with the other EHHA members. 

Peter will be giving the Chairperson’s Address.


Carlos Villaro Lassen

Secretary General of EHHA

Carlos is the Secretary General of the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) working intensely in the holiday home industry to create a greater understanding among politicians, decision makers and the public of the industry’s contribution and importance as well as to provide the best conditions for the companies and tourists in the sector. With a Master in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and also working as the director of the Danish Holiday Home Association, Carlos’ aim is to unify the short term rental industry internationally.

Carlos will be giving an overview of European holiday rental accommodation industry, ‘Stronger Together’

Jacinta Doolan

Director of Trident Holiday Homes

ISCF Director

Jacinta is the founder of Trident Holiday Homes, Dublin Short Lets and Trident Property Services and has been marketing and managing residential property for 25 years.

Trident Property Services was established in 1997 as a seperate division of Trident Holiday Homes, to specialise in the management and letting of properties in the Dublin 2,4 and 6 areas. Since then, activities have extended to include managing Residential Management Companies throughout Ireland.

Originally based in Irishtown Dublin 4, Trident Property Services is now based in Kilcoole, Co Wicklow, run by Jacinta Doolan and James Flynn as part of the TD Holidays Ltd Group. With over 40 years combined experience in managing and letting Property thoughout Ireland, together with their experienced team, Trident Property Services provide a professional service to owners of Rental Property and to Management Companies.

They pride themselves in providing all our clients with a comprehensive, transparent and cost effective service.

Trident Property Services Offers:

  • Apartment and Multi Unit Development Management
  • A Comprehensive Property Letting Service

Jacinta will speak about some of the trends and developments in the current, rentals sector, which is so fast changing, demanding businesses to constantly evolve their product and routes to market. 

Paul Keeley

Business Development Director, Fáilte Ireland

Paul is Business Development Director for Fáilte Ireland. Since joining the tourism development authority in 2004 Paul has been involved in the delivery of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East brands and is currently working on the development of a brand for the midlands. Paul also takes the lead in implementing the organisations’ Business Development and Business Tourism strategies.

Prior to 2004 Paul worked with well-known brands including Musgrave SuperValue Centra; Diageo, SmithKline Beecham and C&C.

Paul will be speaking about the Brexit Workshops.

Gerry Doody

Dolmen Insurance Brokers

Niall Madders
Head of Open Market Underwriting at Plum Underwriting Ltd

Niall joined in 2013 from HNW insurer Chubb. Niall started his insurance career in 2002 with the NIG, moving from standard personal lines to niche household schemes underwriting. He has held a variety of technical underwriting roles within the RBS group.

Steven Bishop
Head of Business Development at Plum Underwriting Ltd

Steven started his career in 1992 with a Lloyd’s syndicate. He then moved to NIG where he spent 5 years as an Account Executive. His employment prior to joining Plum as Business Development Manager in November 2009 was for the broker NBJ in a development role. Steven was appointed to Head of Business Development in January 2015.

Gerry Doody

Commercial Account Manager  at Dolmen Insurance Brokers Ltd

Gerry Doody started his career in 1985  and he is  professional sales manager offering friendly, personal and single point of service with over 30 years’ experience within the Industry and joined Dolmen in 2005 as Commercial Account manager

The topic to be covered will be about ‘Letting Out Your Holiday Home? Here’s How and Why To Insure It’

Niall Madders

Plum Underwriting Ltd

Niall Madders
Head of Open Market Underwriting at Plum Underwriting Ltd

Niall joined in 2013 from HNW insurer Chubb. Niall started his insurance career in 2002 with the NIG, moving from standard personal lines to niche household schemes underwriting. He has held a variety of technical underwriting roles within the RBS group.

Steven Bishop
Head of Business Development at Plum Underwriting Ltd

Steven started his career in 1992 with a Lloyd’s syndicate. He then moved to NIG where he spent 5 years as an Account Executive. His employment prior to joining Plum as Business Development Manager in November 2009 was for the broker NBJ in a development role. Steven was appointed to Head of Business Development in January 2015.

Gerry Doody

Commercial Account Manager  at Dolmen Insurance Brokers Ltd

Gerry Doody started his career in 1985  and he is  professional sales manager offering friendly, personal and single point of service with over 30 years’ experience within the Industry and joined Dolmen in 2005 as Commercial Account manager

The topic to be covered will be about ‘Letting Out Your Holiday Home? Here’s How and Why To Insure It’

Steven Bishop 

Plum Underwriting Ltd

Niall Madders
Head of Open Market Underwriting at Plum Underwriting Ltd

Niall joined in 2013 from HNW insurer Chubb. Niall started his insurance career in 2002 with the NIG, moving from standard personal lines to niche household schemes underwriting. He has held a variety of technical underwriting roles within the RBS group.

Steven Bishop
Head of Business Development at Plum Underwriting Ltd

Steven started his career in 1992 with a Lloyd’s syndicate. He then moved to NIG where he spent 5 years as an Account Executive. His employment prior to joining Plum as Business Development Manager in November 2009 was for the broker NBJ in a development role. Steven was appointed to Head of Business Development in January 2015.

Gerry Doody

Commercial Account Manager  at Dolmen Insurance Brokers Ltd

Gerry Doody started his career in 1985  and he is  professional sales manager offering friendly, personal and single point of service with over 30 years’ experience within the Industry and joined Dolmen in 2005 as Commercial Account manager

The topic to be covered will be about ‘Letting Out Your Holiday Home? Here’s How and Why To Insure It’