Governance Code

    The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) is one of the organisations 'on the adoption journey' of The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.  Click here to view Association of Irish Choirs' listing on the Governance Code website.

    The AOIC is committed to good governance and has embarked upon the journey of compliance with the Governance Code. The organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document, available HERE.


    The Association of Irish Choirs is committed to achieving the standards set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising under the ICTR Fundraising Best Practice.

    Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

    The Association of Irish Choirs is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

    The Statement exists to:

    • Improve fundraising practice

    • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public

    • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

    The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising can be found here

    The Association of Irish Choirs has considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out. 



    The Association of Irish Choirs has signed up to adopting the Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland - . Age & Opportunity is fully compliant with the Governance Code. The Board of Directors signed up to the code in the document HERE.



    The Association of Irish Choir’s most recent ANNUAL REPORT can be found HERE.

    Audited accounts for the year ending 31st December, 2015 are available HERE.

    Information on AOIC Sub-Committess and Groups can be found HERE.



    We welcome your feedback on our performance via any of the contact points provided (see below).

    See our Feedback and Complaints Procedure here.

    See our Disclosure statement here.


    Donor Charter

    AOIC's policies on fundraising, use of donations, financial controls and feedback are outlined in this document.  Click here for the Donor Charter.


    Salary bands disclosure:

    €40-€50k – 1 staff member




    Honorary President: Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness

    Patron of the Irish Youth Choir: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland



    Jimmy O’Byrne, Chairman (appointed 16/11/2012)

    Charles Irwin, Company Secretary (appointed 16/11/2012)

    Susan Haddon (appointed 16/11/2012)

    Stephen Brown (appointed 16/11/2012)

    Alan Kelly (appointed 21/02/2015)

    Jane Pilkington (appointed 12/07/2015)

    Raeghnya Zutshi (appointed 22/01/2017)

    Jean Coleman (appointed 23/04/2017)

    Mark Armstrong (appointed 10/12/2017)

    Directors' biographies can be found HERE.



    Chief Executive Officer: Dermot O’Callaghan 

    Administrator: Lily McGarry 


    Artistic Director, Irish Youth Choir: Greg Beardsell

    Artistic Director, International Choral Conducting Summer School: Bernie Sherlock


    Registered Office: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

    Bankers: Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c., Patrick St., Cork

    Auditors: Crowley’s DFK, 5 Lapp’s Quay, Cork