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At the LCSA we would like to update our members with regard to the solutions that Glennons have in place to insure the cars of family members, including young drivers. This scheme has received fantastic feedback in relation to the exclusive savings and benefits that have been provided since it was introduced.  Having recognised the difficulty in obtaining Car Insurance where there are multiple vehicles in the family, and in particular the high cost associated with young drivers, Glennon have arranged an Exclusive Family Multi-Car Insurance policy for Chartered Accountants Ireland members. This policy provides excellent policy benefits together with significant premium discounts for households with more than two cars in the family and can cater for the following: Cover for your children’s cars whilst residing with you or studying away from home Facilities to add your children or au pair as named drivers to your own cars Luxury, High Performance or Classic Cars Cars registered in a company name Discounts for multiple cars on a single policy Please see an example below of the savings that have been achieved. Total Savings Produced for the member was €3,010 Glennon Family Multi-Car Policy with: 4 Cars (BMW X5, Mercedes C220, Mini Cooper and Volkswagen Polo) 4 Drivers aged 57, 53, 24 and 21 years old. The Standard Premium Based on 4 individual policies was €7,050 The Premium on the Glennon Multi-Car Policy was €4,040. To qualify for this policy the primary car must be valued in excess of €30,000 when new and is subject to eligibility criteria being met. Brendan, Chartered Accountant, Glennon Multi-Car Policy Client “Glennon Insurance have been my motor and home insurance broker for 30 years, providing a professional, competitive and personalised service.  But recently I presented the real challenge. We went from a standard two car quote with two named drivers to needing insurance cover on three cars with two adult drivers and three young drivers aged 18, 20 and 22 with minimum no claims bonus or driving experience. In addition one of our children’s polices needed to be in their own name.  But Glennon had the solution. Their multi-Car Family policy with Chubb offered a very competitive quote, much better than anything I could find in the market (and I tried!).  The policy was flexible and they also facilitated the cancellation and refunds of our existing polices on the new policy date. It was simply great that Glennon had the foresight to introduce a product that meets the family needs of their clients. I have since recommended the products to neighbours and friends and will continue to do so” In order to obtain a quotation contact Glennon’s dedicated Multi-Car team on 01 7075955 or visit Glennons website if you would like more information. Frank Glennon Limited, trading as “Glennon” and “Glennon Insurances”, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Jul 09, 2020
Press release

Supporting post-COVID economic recovery will be top priority for largest accounting body. Following today’s AGM, the gender balance of the Institute’s Council stands at 50:50.  Paul Henry has been elected President of Chartered Accountants Ireland for 2020/2021 at its 132nd Annual General Meeting today, held virtually for the first time. Addressing the Chartered Accountants Ireland AGM, Mr Henry said his key priority as President of Ireland’s largest accounting body would be to harness the ability, experience and expertise of its membership network to support economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addressing the challenges of COVID-19, he said: “This is, of course primarily a public health crisis and businesses have rightly taken unprecedented steps to protect their staff and the public. “As we come through the immediate threat of the pandemic, we will face the significant challenge of rebuilding the economies of the island of Ireland. I believe that our 28,500 members working in leadership, finance or advisory roles throughout Irish business, will play a key role in kick-starting the recovery and ensuring that business bounces back strongly. “It will be the challenge of a generation, requiring a collaborative approach between business, political leaders and the public sector. Chartered Accountants Ireland will be a strong supporter and advocate for the business community and the positive impact that a renewed economy can have for all throughout our society.” Mr Henry said that as well as supporting its current members, Chartered Accountants Ireland would work to highlight the opportunities available to a new generation of potential trainees within the profession. He said: “Economic rebuilding will create opportunities, particularly in finance and leadership roles. We believe that Chartered Accountancy training is the best possible business education and is more flexible than ever before, creating great opportunities for those seeking to train, whether they are a school-leaver or an experienced business professional.” Mr Henry, who takes over as President from Conall O’Halloran, is a Director with Belfast based property consultancy Osborne King and has extensive experience of real estate, insolvency and corporate finance. A resident of Belfast, Mr Henry qualified with Pricewaterhouse in 1989. Prior to his current role, he held positions with the Industrial Development Board, Enterprise Equity, PricewaterhouseCoopers and ASM Chartered Accountants.  He also served as Chairman of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society in 2014. At today’s AGM, Pat O’Neill was elected Deputy President of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Sinead Donovan was elected Vice-President. Following today’s AGM, the gender balance of the Institute’s Council stands at 50:50. Progress is also being recorded at wider membership level, which is currently 42 per cent female and 58 per cent male. ENDS For more information:  Jill Farrelly PR and Communications Manager Chartered Accountants Ireland jill.farrelly@charteredaccountants.ie/087 738 6608 About Chartered Accountants Ireland Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland’s largest and longest established professional body of accountants founded in 1888. The Institute, which is an all-island body, currently represents over 28,500 members around the world. Chartered Accountants Ireland is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, the global alliance that brings together over 1.8 million Chartered accountants and students in more than 185 countries. Update For a synopsis of press coverage arising, please see here.

May 22, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the 92nd Annual General Meeting of Leinster Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland will be held at 4.00pm on Friday, 12th June 2020 at Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Agenda To approve the minutes of the 91st Annual General Meeting held on Friday 14th June 2019 To receive and, if approved, adopt the Report of the Committee and Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 To elect members to the Committee To elect Honorary Auditors for 2020/2021 To appoint additional Scrutineers for the 2021 ballot, if necessary Introduction of Incoming Chairman and Vice Chairman Any other business By order of the Committee Jilly Harvey Honorary Secretary          17 April 2020 Please note, the above Annual General Meeting of Leinster Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland is subject to postponement as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Register your attendance Download the nomination notice

Apr 24, 2020

Dalata Hotel Group has been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Chartered Accountants Leinster Society Published Accounts Awards, in addition to winning the ‘Small/medium quoted company’ Award category. Now in its 42nd year, the awards, which are sponsored by Euronext took place at a special gala evening event on Thursday 7 November 2019, attended by over 350 business professionals in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Speaking at the Published Accounts Awards, the Chairman of Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, Brian Murphy said: “This evening showcases the best in Irish Corporate Reporting. Through these awards we seek to recognise and congratulate the work done every day by our members in their roles in companies, state bodies and charitable organisations, large and small throughout Ireland in an ever changing regulatory environment to convey transparent, relevant and useful information to all stakeholders.” Also speaking on the evening, Head of Equity Listing Ireland at Euronext, Orla O’Gorman, said: “The annual report continues to be one of the most powerful communication tools that a company has when engaging with stakeholders. It enables companies to reflect on their financial performance, as well as their non-financial performance - which is of increasing relevance with today’s ESG agenda. Companies who excel in reporting build trust with stakeholders and we believe it is important to recognise and reward their excellence through these awards that we are delighted to sponsor.” A total of 35 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations competed as finalists across fourteen distinct award categories. Among the category winners were CRH, which took the award for Large Quoted Company and Grafton Group, who won the ‘Irish Companies listed on a Foreign Market’ Award. In the ‘Euronext Growth Award’ category, Origin enterprises claimed first place. Three brand new awards were debuted on the evening – the Sustainability award which went to Kerry Group along with the award for Best Digital Reporting; the Diversity & Inclusion award which was scooped up by Central Bank of Ireland, and the award for Sustained Excellence which had two winners in Barnardos and Kingspan. ESB once again maintained its remarkable track record, winning the ‘Statutory Unquoted Large Entities’ Award for the ninth time. In the ‘Not-For-Profit’ Award categories, Trocaire and Aidlink came out on top among the various finalists. And in the final two awards on the night, Kenmare Resources came out winners in the ‘Social Responsibility Reporting Award with Concern Worldwide scooping the ‘Branding, Communication & Marketing’ Award category for the presentation and design of its financial accounts. The full list of award winners is as follows: Awards Winner Overall Winner Dalata Hotel Group Sustainability Award Kerry Group Diversity & Inclusion Award Central Bank of Ireland Best Digital Reporting Award Kerry Group Best Social Responsibility Reporting Award Kenmare Resources Best Branding Communication and Marketing Award Concern Worldwide Small/Medium not-for-profit Aidlink Large not-for-profit Trocaire Company listed on a foreign market Grafton Group Statutory Unquoted Large Entity ESB Euronext Growth Award Origin Enterprises Small/Medium Quoted Company Dalata Hotel Group Large Quoted Company CRH plc Sustained Excellence Award Barnardos   Kingspan You can see photos from the night on Flickr. ENDS

Nov 08, 2019

This year’s shortlist includes a total of 36 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations. The winners will be announced at a special gala evening event, taking place in The Shelbourne Hotel on Thursday 7 November 2019 commencing at 7.30pm with Mario Rosenstock as MC. Congratulations to all of our finalists, we wish them the best of luck on the night!  Small / Medium Quoted Company Dalata Hotel Group Glenveagh Properties Irish Continental Group Kenmare Resources Permanent TSB Large Quoted Company AIB C&C Group CRH Glanbia Hibernia REIT Kerry Group Kingspan Group Company Listed on a Foreign Market DCC Grafton Group UDG Healthcare Euronext Growth Award Malin Corporation Origin Enterprises Total Produce Statutory Unquoted Large Entity daa EirGrid ESB Large Not-For-Profit Barnardos Concern Worldwide Trócaire Small / Medium Not-For-Profit Aidlink Barretstown The Care Trust In addition to the category awards, there are four other awards, consisting of an Overall Winner’s Award from across all categories, a Social Responsibility Reporting Award, a Branding, Communication & Marketing Award and an award for Best Digital Reporting. We have also introduced four brand new categories to this year’s awards: A Sustained Excellence Award, a Best Newcomer Award, a Sustainability Award and a Diversity & Inclusion Award. All shortlisted companies qualify for consideration for the additional awards, and we have also shortlisted the following additional companies for consideration: Bord na Móna Bank of Ireland Central Bank of Ireland CPL Resources FBD Holdings Hostelworld Group RTÉ SEAI Tusla Child and Family Agency Tickets are on sale now for this event. For more information email leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie

Oct 03, 2019

We are extremely proud of and thankful for our loyal and generous supporters who helped us raise a huge €5,311 for Pieta House at our annual GAA Lunch on Friday 6 September.  The lunch was a huge success with almost 250 people in attendance. Despite a few changes in the line up of our panel due to the unexpected result in the All Ireland football final the week prior, we ended up with a fantastic group of VIPs who thoroughly entertained us all with tales of their own experiences in the GAA world and their thoughts on the All Ireland final replay between Dublin and Kerry. Check out the photos of the day here!   

Sep 17, 2019

The rain certainly didn't put a dampener on the Leinster Society as we headed to the Aga Khan Cup in the RDS on Friday 9 August! A big thank you to our members who joined us, as we began the day with a delicious sit down lunch in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, before heading over to the RDS to take our seats in the arena. Unfortunately Ireland didn’t win that day, jumping into third place only, but we had our own winners as Rosie Galligan and Leona Lavery deservedly took home the titles of Best Dressed Ladies, with thanks to our generous event sponsors CPL. Check out the photos! 

Aug 23, 2019

Tickets are still available for our annual GAA Lunch, sponsored by Bank of Ireland taking place in Croke Park on Friday 6 September. We have a fantastic VIP panel lined up for post match analysis, banter and GAA chat: Jack McCaffrey of the Dublin football team, Richie Hogan of the Kilkenny Hurling team (just don't mention THAT red card!), Marie Crowe, sports journalist and broadcaster and one of the most recognizable female faces/voices in the industry; and  well-known Irish radio and television broadcaster Michael Lyster as our MC for the day. For only €85 a ticket, or €850 for a table of 10, join us for a delicious three course lunch followed by our lively panel discussion from 12.30pm onwards. There will also be some fantastic prizes to be won in our raffle on the day in aid of Pieta House who do amazing work helping people who are in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. The highly coveted Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire cups will also be there on the day for photo opportunities.  A day not to be missed! Book now by emailing Leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie 

Aug 23, 2019

“Aside from bench-marking salaries, the Leinster Society Salary Survey,  in partnership with Barden, reflects the many non-monetary benefits enjoyed by our members, with work-life balance and flexible working a priority for most. It also gives employer firms, recruiters and those considering a career in Chartered Accountancy a reliable insight into all the components that make the profession a rewarding career choice. Chartered Accountancy remains the largest single employer of new graduates in Ireland, and Chartered Accountants Ireland offers a range of flexible entry-routes into the profession, so students can work and learn in a way that best meets their individual needs.” - Leinster Society Chairman Brian Murphy.   On Friday 5 July we launch the results of the 2019 Salary Survery. Join us in Chartered Accountants House at 7.45am to analyse these with the help of our Chairman Brian Murphy and Elaine Brady, Managing Partner in Barden. Russell Beck, an internationally acknowledged thought leader in Talent Management, will also be there to discuss the topic of flexibility and it's positive impact on productivity within the workplace. Register your place for this free event by emailing Leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie

Jul 03, 2019

The Leinster Society AGM was held on Friday 14 June 2019 in Chartered Accountants House, where our past Chairman Lorna Larkin stepped down and Brian Murphy was inaugurated as our Chairman for the 91st term of this prestigious role. Alongside Brian, we welcomed Aine Crotty as the the Vice Chair for 2019 / 2020. Check out the photos of the AGM on Flickr. We look forward to an exciting programme of events for the year ahead with these two, where, alongside the Societies flagship events Brian has introduced 3 further focused pillars of events encapsulating; Wellness/general well being An inspire and lead corner Thought leadership of the future Check out the full calendar of events that are planned: 2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events.

Jun 19, 2019

All members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting, taking place on Friday 14th June at Chartered Accountants House, 47 Pearse Street Dublin 2.  The meeting will commence at 4pm.  Drinks and canapes will be served afterwards. Members can register to attend here Notice of AGM Election Notice and Nomination Form 2019

May 31, 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have shaken things up this year and have added four brand new categories to the Published Accounts Awards, giving entrants a fantastic 15 chances to win one of these prestigious awards. The brand new categories are: Sustained Excellence Award Best Newcomer Award Sustainability Award Diversity & Inclusion Award The awards will take place on Thursday 7 November in the Shelbourne Hotel.  Tickets are €90, or €900 for a table of 10. Entries for the awards, which are sponsored by Euronext, close on Friday 21 June 2019, so enter now!   For more information visit https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Leinster/PAA

May 17, 2019

A fantastic night was had by all at our 90th Celebratory dinner last Friday in the Conrad Hotel. The food was splendid, Andrew Maxwell had the room in stitches and the dance floor was full within minutes of the band strumming their first note. Once again our loyal supporters showed that the Leinster Society doesn’t do things by halves and we raised a whopping €5,210 for our nominated charity CA Support. A sincere thank you to all of our very generous guests. Check out the photos of the night.

Apr 17, 2019

We had a full house at our Annual Rugby Lunch on Friday 8 March in the Aviva Stadium, sponsored by PeopleSource and Bank Of Ireland. The rugby fans were out in force and they were not disappointed. A drinks reception kicked off the day, followed by a delicious lunch. The highlight of the day was the guest panel we had led by Andy Dunne. Our VIP guests Mike Ross, Jenny Murphy, Fergus McFadden and Devin Toner shared their insights and opinions on everything from nights out and the downfalls of social media to surviving serious injuries on the pitch and predicting the score of the Ireland V France match that took place just two days later. The cherry on top was helping to raise a huge €5,150 for the IRFU Charitable Trust, who do stellar work in assisting severely injured rugby players in their everyday lives. Check out our photos of the day.

Mar 20, 2019

The Leinster Society is 90 years old and we are throwing a birthday bash to remember. We want you to join us in the Conrad Hotel in Dublin on 12 April for this very special occasion. Legendary Irish comic Andrew Maxwell will be on hand to provide the laughs, and the high energy four piece band Blue Romantics will have us dancing into the night. A raffle in aid of our very own and very worthwhile charity, CA Support, means the chance of winning some great prizes while donating to an excellent cause. This is not a black tie event but we certainly encourage you to don your best dress or suit for a night to remember. Tickets are a steal at only €90 each or €850 for a table of 10. RSVP and book your tickets now by emailing us at: LeinsterSociety@charteredaccountants.ie https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Event-Privacy-Notice

Feb 21, 2019

The Leinster Society Annual Rugby Luncheon returns to the Aviva Stadium on Friday 8 March. The event, sponsored by Bank of Ireland and PeopleSource, kicks off at 1pm with a drinks reception followed by a sit down 3 course lunch. With the Ireland V France match happening two days later join us and a very exciting panel of experts from the world of rugby for pre-match analysis and banter. This secret panel will be announced closer to the date and you can be sure it will be worth the wait. We are also running a competition over on our LinkedIn page to win two free tickets to this event. Click here to enter now.  Date: 8 March 2019 Time: 1pm Location: The 1872, Level 3, Aviva Stadium Cost: €80pp / €750 for a table of 10 (tables of 12 also available) Guest Panelists: Jenny Murphy. (Rest of the panel to be announced soon). To book: email Leinstersociety@charteredaccountants.ie https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/Event-Privacy-Notice

Feb 19, 2019

On behalf of Peter McVerry Trust, I would like to thank you and all at Chartered Accountants Ireland, Leinster Society, for the very generous donation of €15,153.55 which was raised at your annual Christmas Lunch. With your help, Peter McVerry Trust were able to support 1,400 people every night this Christmas across our homeless & housing services. We are committed to a housing-led approach to ending homelessness and currently provide homes for over 400 people, thereby taking them out of homelessness for good. Your kindness ensures that we can continue to provide crucial accommodation and support services when they are needed most. Thank you on behalf of all Peter McVerry Trust clients, staff and management for your support in helping us continue to move more people out of homelessness, permanently.  

Jan 16, 2019

CRH plc has been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Chartered Accountants Leinster Society Published Accounts Awards, in addition to winning the ‘Large Companies – Main Securities Market’ Award category.  Now in its 41st year, the awards, which are sponsored by Euronext (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) took place at a special gala evening event on Thursday 8 November 2018, attended by over 300 business professionals in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. A total of 27 public and private companies, including not-for-profit organisations competed as finalists across eleven distinct award categories.  Among the category winners were IFG Group plc, which took the award for Small/Medium Quoted Companies and DCC plc, which won the ‘Irish Companies listed on a Foreign Market’ Award for the fourth consecutive year. In the ‘Enterprise Securities Market’ category, Total Produce plc claimed first place. ESB maintained its remarkable track record, winning the ‘Statutory Unquoted Large Entities’ Award for the eighth time.  In the ‘Not-For-Profit’ Award categories, Concern and Aidlink came out on top among the various finalists. Best Digital Reporting award went to Kingspan Group plc. And in the final two awards on the night, Kerry Group plc came out winners in the ‘Social Responsibility Reporting Award with  Green Reit scooping the ‘Branding, Communication & Marketing’ Award category for the presentation and design of its financial accounts Annual Report.     The full list of award winners is as follows: Overall Winner: CRH plc Small/Medium Quoted Company: IFG Group plc Large Quoted Company: CRH plc  Large Company listed on a foreign market: DCC plc Enterprise Securities Market Company: Total Produce Statutory Unquoted Large Entity: ESB Large not-for-profit: Concern Small/Medium not-for-profit: Aidlink Best Digital Reporting Award: Kingspan Group plc Best Social Responsibility Reporting Award: Kerry Group plc Best Branding Communication and Marketing Award: Green REIT

Nov 09, 2018

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