A Statement from Eammon O’Donovan – Chairperson of Shine Ireland

Go Douglas!!Given the current controversy and uncertainty in the charitable sector I feel that it is important to reassure our many client families, donors and corporate supporters about the management and governance of our organisation. This type of uncertainty can be hugely upsetting for the people who support or rely on charitable organisations and therefore it is important that I outline the governance and compliance procedures at Shine.

  1. 1. All Directors of our organisation act in a voluntary capacity and are unpaid.
  2. 2. Directors are not paid consultancy fees, expenses or any other indirect payments.
  3. 3. None of the Directors are employed in the organisation.
  4. 4. None of the Directors are related to each other.
  5. 5. The organisation is governed in full compliance with our Memorandum and Articles of Association per the Companies Acts.
  6. 6. All Board members are registered as Directors with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) and with the Charities Regulatory Authority.
  7. 7. The organisation produces independently audited accounts for each financial year. These accounts are scrutinised by the Finance Committee of the organisation prior to approval by the Board of Directors. Copies of our financial accounts are then lodged with the Companies Registration Office per our filing obligations.
  8. 8. IPAA Co Ltd/Shine Ireland is up to date with all fillings to the Charities Regulatory Authority.
  9. 9. IPAA Co Ltd/Shine Ireland is fully compliant and up to date with all returns to the Revenue Commissioners under the terms of our grant of charitable status.
  10. 10. The organisation holds just one credit card and receipts are required for all transactions. Cash withdrawals of any kind are not permitted.

On behalf of myself and my fellow Directors I want to assure all of those people who support the Shine Centre that the Board of Directors place huge importance on the good governance of the organisation. We are fully compliant with all of the rules and regulations governing the charitable sector and we are fully up to date with our fillings to the Revenue Commissioners, CRO and the Charities Regulatory Authority. We are also subject to inspection from the TUSLA Early Childcare Inspectorate and the Department of Education & Skills all of which we have passed in 2015 and 2016.

On behalf of the Board of Irish Progressive Association for Autism Co Ltd/Shine Ireland

Eamon O’Donovan – Chairperson

Paul McGuirk – Director/Secretary

Eoin Motherway – Director

Charities Regulatory Authority Details – https://www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie/Website/CRA/CRAweb.nsf/0/CFE63C8B8AF90BE580257D7A003C7567

Registered Charity Number: CHY 17702

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