Governance

Active Retirement Ireland is the national organisation for older people living in Ireland. Active Retirement Ireland will reach out to all older people to stop loneliness through friendship and support”– Mission Statement, Active Retirement Ireland Strategic Plan

We are a registered charity both with the Charities Regulatory Authority (No. 20051136) and with the Revenue Commissioners (CHY 15090). We are also a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered with the Companies Office Active Retirement Ireland Network, Registered Number 458391).

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina were delighted to meet the board of Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) at the ARI AGM 2016 front from left Mai Quaid,National President ARI, President Michael D. Higgins, Sabina Higgins and Kay Murphy, National Vice President ARI, back from left Mary Daly, Secretary ARI; Lily Mooney,Photo: Lorraine Teevan

We are governed in accordance with our Constitution by our comprised of people with a direct interest in our mission and vision.

Codes and Guidelines

The following codes and guidelines are a combination of our own devised codes and voluntary codes, which we abide by. Collectively, they ensure that we are treating one another in a fair, honest and respectful manner.

These codes ensure that we achieve our charitable objectives with integrity, efficiency and transparency.

The Board is advised by a number of sub committees and is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity. The Board’s decisions are put into effect by the Chief Executive and the Management Team.

Our Board members and members of our sub-committees are volunteers who donate freely their time, skills and experience. None of our Trustees receive any remuneration for their service.

Reassuring our members, supporters and the public about our standards of governance is very important to Active Retirement Ireland. Some of the ways in which we do this is include:

Our Board has formally and fully adopted the Charities Regulator Governance Code We comply with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public

Trustee Resolution 2020

Our financial statements are audited annually in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities and the FRS 102 accounting standard. Our current auditors Crowley’s DFK , one of Ireland’s leading audit firms. Our audited annual accounts outlining our activities and finances. Annual Reports can be found HERE

We produce a detailed Active Retirement Members Annual showcasing our activities and events and features from some of our Active Retirement Associations click on year 2019 2017 2016 2015

The Benefacts website independently gathers financial and governance information on Irish charities from a number of different sources. You can visit Active Retirement Ireland profile page Benefacts

For further information on our governance, please contact us