Governance

Sing Ireland is committed to good governance and has signed up to compliance with the Governance Code.

Sing Ireland is one of the organisations 'on the adoption journey' of The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. Click here to view Sing Irelands' listing on the Governance Code website.

Sing Ireland is committed to good governance and has embarked upon the journey of compliance with the Governance Code. The organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document, available at www.governancecode.ie

Fundraising

Sing Ireland is committed to achieving the standards set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising under the Charities Institute of Ireland Codes of Fundraising

Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

Sing Ireland is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement exists to:

  • Improve fundraising practice
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising can be downloaded here.

Sing Ireland has considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.

Governance Code

Sing Ireland has signed up to adopting the Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland governancecode.ie

Download Governance Code (pdf 342.101 KiB)

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on our performance via any of the contact points provided (see below).

Organisation

Board
Honorary President: Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness
Patron of the Irish Youth Choir: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

Directors
Alan Kelly, Chairman (appointed 21/02/2015)
Raeghnya Zutshi (appointed 22/01/2017)
Jean Coleman (appointed 23/04/2017)
Mark Armstrong (appointed 10/12/2017)
Jim Fitzsimons (appointed 29/04/2018)
Caroline Connolly (appointed 24/09/2018)
Sonia Brody (appointed 09/08/2019)

Directors' biographies can be found here:

Download Sing Ireland Board 2019 (pdf 688.817 KiB)

Staff
Chief Executive Officer: Dermot O’Callaghan
Projects and Membership Manager: Lily Lacey
Artistic Director, Irish Youth Choir: Greg Beardsell
Artistic Director, International Choral Conducting Summer School: Bernie Sherlock

Registered Office
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

Bankers
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c., Patrick St., Cork

Auditors
Crowley’s DFK, 5 Lapp’s Quay, Cork

Salary bands disclosure
€40-€50k – 1 staff member

Donor Charter

Sing Ireland's policies on fundraising, use of donations, financial controls and feedback are outlined in this document.

Child Safeguarding

Sing Ireland/ Cumann Náisiúnta na gCór is fully committed to a child-centred approach to our work with children and young people. We are fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of all the children and young people who attend our events. We accept that the welfare of the child/young person is paramount and therefore recognise our duty to provide a safe environment and positive experience for children/young people in our care. Our policy on child protection is in accordance with ‘Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children’, published by the Department of Health and Children.