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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:

We promise to:

  • Provide information about our work
  • Ensure confidentiality and provide you with a choice as to whether you wish to receive further information from us
  • Provide you with information on how the ISPCA raises funds and how we use those funds
  • Be  accountable and transparent
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about how the ISPCA
  • Comply with the Charities Regulatory Authority’s mandatory Governance Code and all other relevant legislation

Governance Practice

The Board of the ISPCA is committed to the principles of good governance and believes in openness, transparency and accountability. The ISPCA is fully compliant with the CRA's Governance Code.   

Charities Regulatory Authority

The ISPCA is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) Registered Charity Number 20008734. See

Triple Lock Standards

The ISPCA is fully compliant with the Charities Institute Ireland Triple Lock Standard. 

This means that the ISPCA complies with Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public, prepares an annual report and financial statements in full compliance with the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice under FRS102) and is fully compliant with CRA’s Governnce Code.


Memorandum and Articles

Please find here a copy of our Memorandum and Articles of Association. 


The ISPCA fully complies with the Charity Regulatory Authority’s Fundraising Guidelines.
The ISPCA adheres with Charities Institute Ireland Codes of Practice on Fundraising as follows:

Fundraising Codes of Good Practice


ISPCA Strategic Framework 2016-2020

The ISPCA's Strategic Framework 2016-2020, available for download here, highlights our objectives for the five year period 2016-2020.

ISPCA Board of Directors

Members of the Board of directors as follows:

Noel O'Donoghue (Chairperson), Tracey Long (Kildare and West Wicklow SPCA), Marie O’Byrne (North County Dublin SPCA), and Fiona Squibb (Louth SPCA), David Skelly, Christina Petris, Tony Ross and Seamus Counihan.

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 5619 and is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority – Registered Charity Number 20008734.

Financial Information

ISPCA Annual Report 2018

ISPCA Annual Report 2017

ISPCA Annual Report 2016

ISPCA Annual Report 2015


Financial Report 2019

Financial Report 2018

Financial Report 2017

Financial Report 2016

Financial Report 2015


How we spent our 2018 income:  Income & Expenditure 

How we spent our 2017 income: Income & Expenditure

How we spent our 2016 income:  Income & Expenditure

How we spent our 2015 income: Income & Expenditure


The ISPCA acknowledges the annual funding received from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

Registered Charity Number 20008734