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Leinster Society Committee

The 2019/2020 Leinster Society committee comprises of twelve elected members representing a mix of Chartered Accountants from industry and practice. Additionally, the monthly meetings are attended by the Leinster Society Executive, our Secretary two DCASS representatives and a Young Professional representative.

Aine Crotty-min

Áine Crotty

Jilly Harvey-min

Jilly Harvey
Vice Chairman

Brian Murphy-min

Brian Murphy
Immediate Past Chairman

Eddie Darby-min

Eddie Darby

Will Townsend-min

Will Townsend
Deputy Treasurer

Paul Byrne-min

Pat Jennings


Gemma Shine
Elected member in business

alan darcy

Alan D'Arcy
Elected member in practice

Paul Byrne-min

Paul Byrne
Elected member in business

Christine Nangle-min

Christine Nangle
Elected member in business

Justin Feeney-min

Ann Marie Costello
Elected member in practice

Siobhan Byrne

Siobhan Ivory
Events and Marketing Lead

Mark Sweetman
Elected member in practice

Terence Sheridan
Elected member in business

Susan Waldron
Finance and Events Executive

The four objectives of the committee

  • To provide educational, professional and social opportunities to members across the province
  • To enable our members to engage in charitable activities.
  • To assist in promoting the Chartered Accountant brand.
  • To represent members to the Chartered Accountants Ireland.

It is pleasing to see that we have made a lot of progress in meeting the first two objectives in recent years.  Our high profile business lunches, seminars and Health and Wellbeing evenings provide great networking and educational opportunities for our members at economic prices.  Events such as our highly popular Charity Ball and Christmas lunch, sell out regularly and raise significant amounts for charity, in line with our second objective.  We also run two golf events annually.

Other successes include our annual Published Accounts Awards, the premier forum for recognition of excellence in financial reporting on this island. 

As part of our continued efforts to encourage third level students to recognize the Chartered Accountant brand, we sponsor annual competitions for business students in DCU, UCD and the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and Athlone.  We propose to extend the number of colleges with which we are involved.

In order to meet our fourth objective, the Chairman attends the Chartered Accountants Council meetings throughout the year as the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society representative.  Additionally, the Vice Chairman, attends the Chartered Accountants Member Services meetings.  This allows us to partake in the discussions about issues that relate to our members, to suggest changes, to learn about future developments and to raise any concerns.

In light of the current economy, we will continue to seek appropriate sponsorship for our events in order to ensure the events stay cost-effective.

Contact us

For further information on the Leinster Society and any of our events contact our team below:
Email: LeinsterSociety@charteredaccountants.ie
Phone: (353) 01 637 7219 / (353) 01 523 3915    

Feedback from you

We welcome your views in respect of any issues that you believe should be raised at Council meetings and your ideas about new events, seminars or venues. Additionally, if you would like to get involved in any of the activities, are interested in sponsoring our events, donating prizes or working with us to run an event in your locality, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Have a query?

If you have a query, please refer to our Support & Services page and contact the relevant department with your query.

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