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Governance Code Information Sessions

April 9, 2018

Governance Code Information sessions for Community Services with Voluntary Boards of Management


Early Childhood Ireland has organised a number of information sessions for members on governance. These sessions are intended to assist members with voluntary boards of management to enhance their understanding of the challenges of good governance. 

The sessions are due to take place in the following locations: 

Date: Tuesday April 24th
Time: 7 – 9:30pm
Location: Dublin South
Venue: Early Childhood Ireland, Hainault House, Belgard Square South, Tallaght, Dublin 24


Date: Wednesday May 2nd
Time: 7 – 9:30pm 
Location: Dublin North
Venue: Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Townparks, Swords, Co. Dublin


Date: Tuesday May 8th
Time: 7 – 9:30pm 
Location: Cork
Venue: Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire Wood, Dunkettle, Glanmire, Co. Cork


Date: Wednesday May 9th
Time: 7 – 9:30pm 
Location: Wexford
Venue: Talbot Hotel, The Quay, Whitewell, Co. Wexford


Date: Tuesday May 15th
Time: 7 – 9:30pm 
Location: Galway
Venue: Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, Headford Point, Sandy Road, Co. Galway

What is the Governance Code?

The Governance Code is a standard created by the voluntary sector, for the sector. It is available free to any group which wishes to use it. Full information can be found at

The Governance Code is relevant to community services with voluntary boards of management. It sets out, by means of a checklist, a range of questions for the Board. The Board should satisfy themselves of the responses to these questions in order to have confidence in their systems and structures, policies and procedures. Voluntarily adopting the Governance Code is the best way to demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to work according to best practice management and operations in their situation.

We would encourage the manager of the community service to attend this information session along with a couple of members of the Board of the service.

The session

The information sessions will lend further support to community services who wish to achieve compliance with the Governance Code. The guest speaker from the Governance Code, Senan Turnbull, will out the principles underpinning the Code and explain the process groups should undertake in order to be compliant. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and interaction during the session.


Please click here to read about some of the advantages of adopting the Governance Code. 


How to book

We would encourage the manager of the community service to attend this session, together with a number of members of the Board of the service.

The cost of the session is €10 per person for members and €30 per person for non-members.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

To book your place, please click here

If you require further information, please contact Jenna Goodwin on or by telephone at (01) 4050642.

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