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’.

Click to view a copy of the most recent set of accounts (2021)


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 view Memorandum and Articles of Association


Rua Red is committed to providing a safe environment and a positive experience for all children and young people with whom we interact.

Procedures and policies have been implemented in accordance with guidelines outlined in Children First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

Click to view the Child Safeguarding Statement


Rua Red believes that the organisation should represent and serve the whole of society, with a focus on the exceptionally diverse catchment area of South Dublin.

Click to view the Gender Equality and Diversity Policy


Rua Red’s Salary Bands

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

Number of employees: 1


Board

Chairperson: Alan Edge
Directors:
Alan Edge, Lian Bell, Anne Lynch, Caroline Nolan, Peter Kavanagh, Freda Manweiler, Paul Fusco, Tuyen Tan and Laura Joyce.


Alan Edge (appointed January 2022)
Alan is an independent councilor representing the LEA of Firhouse-Bohernabreena. Between 2003-2015 he lived in London and practiced as a criminal barrister. On returning to Ireland, he became involved in the Marriage Equality campaign and later in the blasphemy and repeal 8th campaigns. He also coordinated the campaign to re-elect Michael D Higgins in Dublin South-West and had an active role in the successful Dáil campaign of Katherine Zappone. Alan has worked with groups such as Dublin Pride, Kampala Pride, and MASI. In addition to his work on the Council, Alan is a civil celebrant. In his spare time, he enjoys acting, movies & theatre, and reading.

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.

Peter Kavanagh (appointed January 2020)
Cllr. Peter Kavanagh is a former actor, educator, translator, broadcaster, and performance artist who was born and raised in Clondalkin. He is the co-founder of Pop Up Gaeltacht, a community project for Irish speakers that has spread across the world. In 2019, he was elected to South Dublin County Council. Prior to his election, Peter served on the Board of Rua Red as a representative of the South Dublin County Public Participation Network.


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 the 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.

Freda Manweiler (appointed January 2020)
Freda has worked with Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality since 1999. An award-winning producer, she is also highly skilled in management and project coordination, and implementation. She has worked as a producer on a range of productions with Smashing Times and others throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Europe. She is responsible for all aspects of management and project development and is also involved in teaching practice.

She was Course Coordinator of the Smashing Times cross-border and cross-community Creative Training programmes which are accredited by the National University of Ireland/University College Dublin. She is a coordinator and producer of the highly successful Acting For The Future programme that uses drama and theatre to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention, run in association with the Samaritans and the Irish Association of Suicidology. This project was awarded a GSK Ireland Impact Award, a Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award, and a DAA Arts Award at the Allianz Business to Arts Award Ceremony 2017. Her education includes a Bachelor in Social Work from the Open University and an MEd from the National University of Ireland/UCD.


Caroline Nolan (appointed September 2017)
Caroline Nolan 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 of experience in risk management and internal controls gained through roles in both internal and external audits. 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.


Tuyen Tran (appointed April 2021)
Tuyen has worked in recruitment, marketing, and as a creative producer. She founded Dublin Art Life, a platform that highlights artists, art exhibitions, and events in Ireland. Here, she has previously worked with organisations such as The Hugh Lane and PhotoIreland Festival. As a producer, she has collaborated with many well-known Irish artists and designers on a variety of creative projects including film and photography. She also works as a marketing consultant, most recently for non-profits such as SUAS. She holds a BA in Fine Arts and alongside her work, she studies a Masters in Business Management at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


Paul Fusco (appointed November 2021)
Paul Fusco is the County Librarian for South Dublin County Council, responsible for the development of expanding library service and for the development of cultural services, including the Arts Office and the Creative Industries.

In his previous role with Dublin City Council’s library service, Paul delivered redevelopments of Ballyfermot, Kevin Street, and Coolock libraries, as well as refurbishments of several other libraries in the network. He has also project managed the roll-out of technological service developments, such as RFID self-service, and was the financial controller for the library service from 2013 to 2021.

A committed public servant, Paul's guiding principle throughout his career has been the improved quality and equity of access to library services. His goal is to lead the team in South Dublin Libraries to be national leaders in the delivery of innovative and engaging library services and aims to secure through increased active membership, a vibrant future for libraries as an essential community service improving the quality of life of our citizens and visitors.


Laura Joyce (appointed April 2022)
Laura Joyce is a Senior Executive Librarian and the manager of Tallaght Library. She has over 30 years’ experience working in public libraries in Dublin and has worked in university libraries in London. In recent years she managed the Schools Library Service, Children's Services, and Lucan library. Laura lives in South Dublin and has a keen interest in the arts and literature.