The Board of Directors is elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors meet approximately eight times a year at the Coeliac Society of Ireland’s office in Dublin.
Current Board of Directors
Chairperson: Aileen Markey
Secretary: Margaret Escott
Treasurer: Laura Daly
Honourary President: Dr. Nicholas Kennedy
Directors: Aileen Markey, Richelle Flanagan, Niall Kavanagh, Patrick Magee, Mattie O’Grady, Denis O’Riordan, Darren Harris
Constitution of the Coeliac Society of Ireland
The Coeliac Society of Ireland Limited is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.
Funding is gained through several sources
- Annual membership fee
- Grant from the Health Service Executive
- Occasional project grants
- Fundraising efforts (e.g. marathons/mini-marathon, annual raffle held and Christmas cards)
- Product sales (e.g. cookbooks, eating out cards)
The annual accounts and budget are presented at the Annual General Meeting.
Statement of recommended practice (SORP):
SORP, the Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting and Reporting by Charities was developed, in accordance with Accounting Standards Board guidelines, by the UK Charity Commission. While Charities SORP is not a requirement outside the UK, many Irish charities have voluntarily adopted it in order to follow best practice in relation to accounting and reporting, and particularly to demonstrate the highest level of transparency and accountability for all their stakeholders.
The Coeliac Society of Ireland has adopted the SORP format to ensure best practice.
Directors’ Report and Financial Statements of the Coeliac Society of Ireland Limited, Company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.