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 (2020)

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


Chairperson: Mick Duff
Lian Bell, Anne Lynch, Caroline Nolan, Peter Kavanagh, Jim King and Freda Manweiler.

Mick Duff (appointed January 2020)
Mick is an Independent Councillor, representing Tallaght Central since 2009. He is a former Mayor of South Dublin County and current Chair of the Art, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage & Libraries SPC. He is also Manager of St Aengus Community Drug Project and Voluntary Chair of Trustuswecare CLG and Voluntary Director of HOPE CLG, two local Charities based in Tallaght, He also served as a member of the Board of Tallaght Community Arts and was a previous Director of Rua Red.

Mick is a former Chair and current Vice-Chair of Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force. He is a Lay member of the Mental Health Commission and served on the Parole Board of Ireland. He serves on the Board of Management of several second-level schools including Chairing the Boards of Tallaght Community School, Kingswood Community College, and Mount Seskin Community College He also Chairs the Board of Management of St Aengus Parish Community Centre. Mick is an avid Formula 1 fan and a dedicated follower of Leeds Utd and is a member of the Irish Ethical Celebrants Society.

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 South Dublin County Public Participation Network.

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.

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 across 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 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.