Shane Dolan


Shane is a partner in the Construction & Engineering team at Mason Hayes & Curran. Shane practices in both contentious and non-contentious construction law. He advises all construction professionals on all aspects of construction contracts, including FIDIC, GCCC, GDLA, IEI, JCT, NEC3, RIAI, and bespoke forms. 

Shane’s clients include a broad mix of Irish state authorities, funds, developers, contractors, banks, insurers and construction professionals across a number of sectors, including public infrastructure, technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, education, student accommodation, healthcare, commercial, hotel, retail and residential. 


  • Construction & Engineering
  • Arbitration / Conciliation
  • Health & Safety
  • Maritime and Shipping
  • Planning / CPOs / Environmental

Representative Matters

  • Advising a U.S. developer fund on the multi-billion euro development of a 400 acre site in South Dublin, which includes roads, residential, office, hotel, business park and retail development. It is the largest mixed use development ever undertaken in Ireland.
  • Advising one of Ireland’s largest developers on the development of a number of substantial office, retail and residential developments at a number of prime Dublin City Centre sites.
  • Advising a leading global engineering, construction and project management company in relation to the procurement and construction of a number of pharma and technology, manufacturing and renewable energy plants in Ireland. 


Chambers & Partners, 2018

Shane Dolan receives praise from clients for being "easy to work with, understanding our business and having a pragmatic business approach from a legal and commercial side." 

Legal 500, 2018

Shane Dolan attracts client praise for being “decisive”.


Author of “Set-off against certified sums: a change of direction?” in Construction Law International, 2008.

Co-authored Ireland’s chapter in Construction Law and Practice (2012 Thomson Reuters), which contains jurisdictional comparisons between construction law standards in 15 jurisdictions.

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Areas of Expertise

Construction Law & Engineering Law Non-Contentious Contentious Maritime Law & Shipping Law

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

International Project Finance Association

Arbitration Ireland


University College Galway, B. Corp. Law

University College Galway, LLB