IRD Duhallow is a company limited by guarantee without share capital. It has a charitable status and our directors are voluntary and receive no remuneration for their contribution.
In 2009, during the cohesion process the government developed a new template for the Memorandum and Articles as well as provisions for membership of the Local Development Companies. In June 2009 we were notified that the Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs had authorised an addendum to the October 2007 governance Guidelines. This addendum reflects the Ministers decision to increase the membership of companies to accomodate representation from the Environmental Pillar in Social Partnership, the creation of which was approved by the Government in April 2009.
This change will bring the total number of Board Members on the IRD Duhallow Board of Directors to 24 with 5 Local Government Representatives, 5 National Social Partners, 8 Community & Voluntary and 6 Statutory Sector Representatives. IRD Duhallow's Board Structure was developed so as to maximise the bottom up approach to development. We have a number of working groups with representatives from our Board and staff as well as community and state sector representatives. This structure allows us to target specific expertise beneficial to the implementation of the strategic aims of the particular working group.
IRD Duhallow continues to strive for excellence through the ongoing training and development of our staff. We have maintained the FÁS Excellence Through People Standard, Ireland's standard for Human Resource Management.