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Governance and Transparency

Our promise to you

As well as helping animals in need and promoting animal welfare, we have important obligations to our supporters. In return for your commitment to our work we make this commitment to you.

You are entitled to:

  • Information concerning our work
  • Confidentiality and a choice as to whether you wish to receive further information from the ISPCA
  • Improve the way charities in Ireland raise their funds
  • 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

Governance Practice

The board of the ISPCA is committed to the principles of good governance and believe in openness, transparency and accountability. We have signed up to the Governance Code and are on the ‘adoption journey’.  See

Triple Lock Standards

The ISPCA is on a journey with the Charities Institute Ireland Triple Lock Standard. We are committed to constantly raising the standard of best practice in transparency and accountability. To find out more about what our Triple Lock membership means to our beneficiaries and donors please watch the video below.


Memorandum and Articles

Please find here a copy of our memorandum and articles of association. 

The ISPCA’s Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

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

The statement was developed by the ICTR (Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd.) and exists to provide charities in Ireland with a Fundraising Code of Practice.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

ISPCA Supporters Charter for Fundraising

ISPCA Fundraising Complaints and Feedback Procedure

ICTR Fundraising Best Practice

The ISPCA believes we meet the standards the Code of Practice sets out.

ISPCA Strategic Framework 2016-2020

The ISPCA's Strategic Framework 2016-2020, available for download here, highlights our vision for the next five years. 

ISPCA Board of Directors

Members of the board of directors as follows:

Helen Dooley (Chairperson), Carin Elizabeth Bryans, Tracey Long (Kildare and West Wicklow SPCA), Marie O’Byrne (North County Dublin SPCA), Noel O’Donoghue (Kilkenny SPCA), Elizabeth O’Flynn, Fiona Squibb (Louth SPCA).

ISPCA and An Cumann Éireann um FhoÍrithint an Ainmhithe are the registered business names of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a company limited by guarantee, registered in Ireland with the company number 460571.  The ISPCA is a registered charity CHY NO 5619 and is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority – Registered Charity Number 20008734.

Financial Information

ISPCA Annual Report 2016

ISPCA Annual Report 2015

Financial Report 2016

Financial Report 2015

How we spent our 2015 income: Income & Expenditure