Mc Carthy & Partners
Mc Carthy and Partners Consulting Engineers were founded in Dublin in 1965 by Dr. P.F. McCarthy. From the time of its foundation up to the late 1970’s, McCarthy and Partners advanced from being a predominantly traffic and planned based consultancy into a multi-disciplined business involved in road and bridge design, building design and the design of industrial facilities.
During this period the Government’s policy was to move away from agricultural self sufficiency and into an era of economic expansion and development. McCarthy and Partners carried out many regional transportation studies as part of this policy, which contributed greatly to the subsequent development of the current road and motorway networks.
In 1976 McCarthy and Partners was commissioned by Tom Roche to produce a feasibility study for a toll bridge from East Wall Road on the north bank of the River Liffey to Ringsend on the south bank. On receiving planning approvals McCarthy and Partners was commissioned to carry out the detailed design and supervise the construction. Peter Faherty, their principle bridge design engineer, oversaw the project from commencement to completion.
McCarthy and Partners, joined the Atkins Ireland engineering design consultancy in 1999 allowing expansion into civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, water and environmental services, roads, transportation and architecture. Atkins Ireland, which employs 160 people in Ireland, is part of the Atkins Group which operates on a worldwide basis with a staff of 17,900 people.