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Irish Congress of Trade Unions Website


Sean Irwin

Vice President
Eugene Moloney

National Executive Council

Joe Daniels
Jimmy Murphy
David Houlihan
Jimmy Morton
William Sisk
Barry Murphy
Martin Murphy
Kevin Mulligan

General Secretary
Billy Wall

Opatsi Representative
Barry Murphy

Branch Secretaries:

Kilkenny Branch
Jimmy Morton

For further information please contact the General Secretary at the head office.



Irish Congress of Trade Unions Website

Contact Us

Head Office
9-13 Blackhall Place
Dublin 7

Telephone T: 01 7994519
Fax F: 01 7994501
Email E: info@opatsi.ie


Application Form

Download the OPATSI application form (pdf format), print, complete and sign it. Application fee must be submitted along with this form or application will not be processed.

Download Opatsi Application form here


Public Service Agreements

Haddington Road Agreement 3rd May 2013

Public Service Agreement: 2013-2018

National Construction Agreements

Construction Industry Wages and Conditions of Employment 4th February 2011

Construction Industry Pensions Assurance & Sick Pay 19th May 2006

Please Note:
These downloadable files are in PDF format. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed to view them, if you don't have acrobat installed you can download it from here.

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Welcome to the Operative Plasterers & Allied Trades Society of Ireland (Opatsi) official web site. We hope it provides you with information regarding your employment and if not you can call our head office for further assistance no matter where you are based.


We are the oldest Trade Union in the state tracing our history back to 1670.


  • We have represented workers in the craft of plastering for many years.
  • We represent craft workers in the construction industry, film industry and in local authorities throughout the country.
  • We represent members that work for the Department For Defence and the HSE.
  • We represent some of the most experienced crafts persons in the state who are available to all employers be it public or private.


If you do require a plasterer just call us and we can provide you with the right craftsman within various disciplines of the craft.


As a member we will represent you in relation to your employment with your employer.

We can represent you in the Labour Court, Employment Appeals Tribunal, at the Labour Relations Commission or at local level regarding your employment issue. If you do have an issue regarding your employment just call our head office and we will assist you.


In this uncertain time within the construction industry and local authorities it is very important to be a member of a Trade Union and we would urge anyone employed in the construction industry to join the relevant Trade Union appropriate to your grade or qualification.


We are affiliate Union within the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and sit on the Construction Industry Committee. We also sit on the Local Authority Nation Craft Group who negotiate on behalf of our members at national level within the relevant local authority or HSE district.


Please enjoy the site and feel free to call us or contact us here.




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