Notice of Annual General Meeting for 2022

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Annual General Meeting of An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland will be held on Saturday 17th September 2022 at 11am hosted by Fr. Sean McDonagh, President of An Taisce, at an online meeting via Zoom, for the purpose of transacting the following ordinary business: 

  • President’s welcome
  • Chair’s Statement
  • Appointment of Auditors
  • ELECTION of members of Council
  • Any other business

This AGM will take place remotely via Zoom.

We are requesting all those who wish to attend the AGM to register HERE. Please register by 12 midday Friday 16th September 2022. On the day of the AGM, the Zoom link will open at 10.45am. The meeting will start at 11am. 


EXPLAINER: ELECTION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

Q: What is Council?

A: Council is an exciting forum for coordination and discussion of environmental and heritage issues, providing representation of the members of An Taisce. Council brings together a delegate and deputy delegate from each of the 14 active Local Associations of An Taisce, the heads of the various environmental and heritage policy committees, with the President, Chair and Vice Chair of An Taisce, along with people elected by members at the AGM. Council includes leading academics, activists, artists, architects, farmers, lawyers, business people, journalists and others with an interest in the environment and our shared heritage.

Council further appoints and dismisses the Board of Trustees, which governs An Taisce with senior-level experience from areas linked to our strategy, including governance, finance, fundraising, and business management. Visiting experts also give technical talks to Council on important issues, and often seek An Taisce’s support. 

It is an inspiring way to be involved with the organisation, we encourage all to stand for election and participate in An Taisce’s community!

Q: Why is there an Election?

A: This year, there are 8 Council positions to be filled by election at the AGM. You may nominate up to two people to stand for election to Council. You may nominate yourself. Each nomination must be seconded by another member. If you need help finding someone to second your nominee, please email [email protected] and label your email for the attention of Sinead Owens, Operations Manager. 

A nomination form is included with this notice. Completed forms must be received by the Honorary Secretary, by email only- [email protected] no later than 5pm, 15th September 2022.

Q: Who else is on Council?

A: There are three elected members of Council who must resign as they are the longest serving members but they may stand for re-election. They are:

  • Philip Kearney: Chair of Council / Chair of Board / Trustee / member of Climate Committee / etc.
  • Geoff Power: Chair of Properties Committee
  • Mark Clinton: Co-Speaker of Council / Monuments & Antiquities Officer

There are two other members of Council who were co-opted for one year and they may stand for election. They are:

  • Damon Matthew Wise Âû
  • Kate Carmody

In addition to the President, Sean McDonagh, and immediate Past President, John Sweeney, the following 7 people were elected by members and remain on Council:

  • Trish O'Connell: Vice Chair of Council / Vice Chair of Board / Trustee / Member of Properties Committee
  • Patricia Oliver: Founder of An Taisce Education
  • Nick Armstrong: Member of An Taisce Climate Committee
  • Ruaidhri O'Boyle: Secretary of An Taisce Climate Committee and member of An Taisce Audit Committee 
  • Robin Mandal
  • Liam Murtagh
  • Gerry Crilly

The following people were selected to represent their Local Associations at Council:

ASSOCIATION

DELEGATE

DEPUTY

Carlow

Alan Price

Clare

Anny Wise

Damon Matthew Wise

Cork

Kevin Hurley

Donegal

Anne McGowan

Dublin South

Marie Mhic Globuin

Dun Laoghaire

Mairead Mehigan

Rebecca Jeffares

Galway

Derrick Hambleton


Kerry

Catherine McMullin

Tadhg Hanifin

Kilkenny

Declan Murphy

Mary Brennan

Kildare

TBD

Meath

Margaret Monaghan

Jean Carr

Limerick

John Logan

 

Roscommon/ Leitrim/Sligo

TBD

Tipperary North 

Charles Stanley Smith

Kathleen Vandenberghe

Westmeath

Jack O’Sullivan

Wicklow

Gerald Tomkin



NOMINATION FORM FOR ELECTION TO AN TAISCE’S COUNCIL 2022-2025

Click here.


MOTIONS


No motions have been proposed.


PROXY FORM

Not applicable given that there are no motions proposed.



2021 AGM MINUTES

Click here.


ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2021

Click here.


STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR 2021 

Click here.

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