Governance

Paralympics Ireland:
  • Is the National Paralympic Committee for Ireland, recognised by the International Paralympic Committee.
  • Is an umbrella body of sporting organisations in Ireland providing programmes in sports on the Paralympic Games programme.
  • Currently has 15 affiliated members.
  • Is a company limited by guarantee. Our company registration number is 6359700K.
    Download the Memorandum and Articles of Association here.
    View the latest Certificate of Incorporation here.
  • Is a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland. Our Charity number is CHY13420
    View our Charity confirmation letter here.
  • The nominated delegates are also responsible for representing their organisation at Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings. The members are responsible for approving the organisations strategic plan, annual report and audited annual accounts.
  • The Financial year end is December 31st and the AGM must be convened by May 31st each year.
  • Our most recent Annual Report and Audited Annual Accounts are available by clicking here.
 
Non-Executive Board of Directors:
  • The Board of Directors are responsible for policy formulation and compliance with our obligations under company law.
  • The Board currently consists of the following positions:
    • President, two Vice-Presidents and a Finance Officer directly nominated by and elected by the members.
    • Athletes Representative directly elected by Paralympics Ireland’s Athletes Commission.
    • Independent Directors appointed by the board recruited via Boardmatch Ireland.
  • The current board of Directors are:
    • Mr. John Fulham, President
    • Ms. Eimear Breathnach, Vice-President
    • Ms. Mairead Farquharson, Vice-President
    • Mr. Tony Dignam, Finance Officer
    • Mrs. Catherine Walsh, Athletes Representative
    • Mr. Brendan Jennings
    • Mr. Damien O’Neill
    • Ms. Lisa Clancy
    • Ms. Louise Reilly
  • All Board member terms are for four years commencing in the year immediately following a Summer Paralympic Games e.g. 2017-2021.
  • Board members may serve a maximum of two terms in any single board position.
  • To minimise conflicts of interest, Board members may not be an employee or a Board member of an affiliated member organisation.
 
Executive Staff:
  • The executive staff team, led by the CEO, are responsible for implementing organisation strategy and policy as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • The current executive staff team includes: (Click here to view staff profiles)
  • Ms. Miriam Malone, CEO
  • Mr. Dave Malone, Performance Director
  • Mr. Trevor O’Rourke, Head of Commercial and Fundraising
  • Mr. Derek Kinnevey, Communications and Marketing Manager
  • Mr. James Nolan, Head of Paralympic Athletics
  • Ms. Hayley Burke, Para Swimming Operations Manager
  • Performance Operations Manager
  • Ms. Ana Maia, Classification Coordinator
  • Mr. Ciaran Flynn, Performance Operations Manager
  • Ms Natalie O’Callaghan, Finance Administrator
  • Mr Colin Armstrong, Communications and Marketing Executive
 
Professional Service Providers:

Accountancy:

McInerney Saunders,
Main St.,
Swords,
Co. Dublin.

Audit:

Grant Thornton,
24-26 City Quay,
Dublin 2.

Legal:

Crowley Millar,
2-3, Exchange Place,
Georges Dock,
IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 AE27, Ireland. DX 112 014 Talbot St

Paralympics Ireland

Irish Sport HQ
Sport Ireland Campus
Blanchardstown
Dubin 15
Ireland
D15 D462

Registered Charity Number (CRA)

20041700

CHY Number

13420

Company Registration Number

339700t

Our Sponsors

Governing Bodies

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