Governance

Rua Red is committed to good governance and has embarked upon the journey of compliance with the Governance Code.


Rua Red keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements. Rua Red has adopted the guidelines given in the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities as outlined in the Arts Council’s document ‘Recommended Guidelines for Financial Reporting’ in respect of accounts for 2016.

Click to view a copy of the most recent set of accounts (2016)


Rua Red is a registered Charity (CHY 18403) and is open, honest and fully transparent in its fundraising activities, the proceeds of which all go towards the primary activity of developing, managing and operating Rua Red. Rua Red is currently working to confirm compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles of Good Fundraising developed by Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd (ICTR).

Click to view our Resolution regarding the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising


Rua Red’s policies on fundraising, use of donations, financial controls and feedback are outlined in the Donor Charter.

Click to view the Donor Charter.


Rua Red complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its Memorandum of Association.

Click to veiw Articles and Memorandum of Association


Rua Red’s Salary Bands

Employee benefit range: €60,000 - €69,000

Number of employees: 1


Board

Chairperson: Cllr Dermott Richardson
Directors:
Cllr Dermot Richardson, Frank Nevin, Donal Maguire, Peter Kavanagh, Lian Bell, Anne Lynch, Caroline Nolan, Cllr Cora McCann and Jim King

Dermot Richardson (appointed August 2016)

Cllr Dermot Richardson is Sinn Fèin councillor for Tallaght South, elected to South Dublin County Council in 2014. He is currently the chairperson of Rua Red. Dermot is a very active campaigner for the homeless in the county; from fundraising to opening his business premises for an annual Christmas Day dinner. With the support of the local community this event has grown year on year. 

Dermott is the owner of Tallaght Adventure World, a children’s indoor play centre. As an active member of the South Dublin Chamber, Dermott provides advice and support to start-up businesses in the Tallaght area. Dermot is a member of Shamrock rovers fc and has been a supporter for over 45 years.


Frank Nevin (appointed September 2015)

Frank has worked in Local Government in Dublin/South Dublin County Council since 1982 apart from serving as the Housing Development Manager with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority from 1999 – 2001. Frank has been a Director of Services in South Dublin County Council since 2007 serving in the Housing, Planning and Transport functions and is currently Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development, including the Libraries and Arts functions. 


Donal Maguire (appointed March 2014)

Donal Maguire, art historian and exhibition curator, manages the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art (CSIA) at the National Gallery of Ireland. He leads the collection and programme development at the CSIA, the Gallery’s repository of Irish art library and archival collections. His research interests are in modern and contemporary Irish art, the Irish diaspora, and collection management. He has published and lectured widely at a national and European level and is a contributor to the RIA Art and Architecture of Ireland. He has curated exhibitions focusing on the work of artists including William Orpen and Jack B. Yeats, and contemporary artists John Beattie and Sabina MacMahon, as well as new commissions by Sarah Pierce and Garrett Phelan.

Peter Kavanagh (appointed September 2015)

Peter Kavanagh is a native of Clondalkin and a representative of the South Dublin County Council Public Participation Network. He works in the NGO sector and volunteers with Muintir Chrónáin. He was the chairperson of the South Dublin County Council Public Art Selection Committee in 2017. He lives in Clondalkin with his wife.

Lian Bell (appointed April 2018)

Lian Bell works as a set designer, cultural project manager, and artistic collaborator with some of the most significant arts organisations and contemporary performance makers in Ireland. As a designer, she has worked with contemporary dance and theatre artists since completing an MA in Scenography in Central St. Martins, London. As a project manager, she mainly works on festivals, artist development programmes and one-off events. Lian was Campaign Director of #WakingTheFeminists, the highly successful one-year grassroots campaign for equality for women in Irish theatre. Since the campaign, she continues to work with top theatre organisations around the country to establish better gender balance across the theatre community in Ireland.

Anne Lynch (appointed September 2015)

Anne Lynch is a Senior Architect with South Dublin County Council. Before coming to SDCC, she was acting Chief Architect in Ballymun Regeneration Limited. She spent more than 13 years in Ballymun delivering high quality residential, community and public realm projects many of which are award-winning. She also worked alongside John Byrne, Corban Walker Andrew Clancy and Jochen Gerz facilitating delivery of their respective Public Art commissions. Prior to her time in Ballymun, Anne worked in the private sector. She has been a Member of the Council of the RIAI, the Architectural Graduates Association of UCD, was a founding member of the committee for the new Glasnevin Educate Together School, now DNCET and a member of the Board of Management of the NDNSP Educate Together School.

Caroline Nolan (appointed September 2017)

Caroline is a Senior Vice President of Audit Services in Northern Trust Corporation. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Caroline has a number of years’ experience in risk management and internal controls gained through roles in both internal and external audit. Having been an enthusiastic visitor to Rua Red over a number of years, Caroline is keen to support the organisation in building its profile in the South Dublin area where she currently lives and has grown up.


Jim King MA FCA (appointed September 2015)

Jim is the principal of A J King & Co., a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Tallaght for over 25 years.  Following his degree from Trinity College he undertook his accountancy training in London before returning to Dublin to work for an international accountancy practice. During his professional career he has been involved with a wide variety of companies and organisations including a number of arts organisations in the Dublin area. Outside of work Jim volunteers for a charity involved in food distribution, he is also a member of Amnesty International. His hobbies include growing vegetables, photography, playing table tennis and socialising with friends.