Who We Are
The Irish Charity Shops Association is the umbrella group for charities who operate shops to fundraise for their causes and the ICSA is funded exclusively by our charity members. Our members range from large national charities to local, community based charities and our 39 members operate over 450 shops nationwide. All our members are registered with the Charities Regulator and have CHY registration with the Revenue Commissioners. All members have also signed up to our Code of Charity Retailing that is a condition of their membership.
A Steering Group is responsible for the day to day running of the Association.
Current members of the Steering Group are:
Gail Kennedy - Chair, Age Action
Mark Sweeney - Vice Chair, Oxfam Ireland
Paul Hughes - PRO, Irish Cancer Society
Ruairi McGinley - Treasurer, NCBI
Paul Reck - Irish Wheelchair Association
Debbie Deegan - To Children with Love
Michael Wall - ICSA President SVP (ex officio)
Linda Ward - Secretary
If you buy from or donate to a charity shop displaying this rosette sticker in their window, you can be assured that it is run by a registered charity and is a genuine charity shop. By supporting your local charity shop you will be supporting many essential services for your community and vital overseas aid. Click on a member charity logo below to go to the website for that charity.
The ICSA is a member of the Community Reuse Network Ireland, and the Secretary of the ICSA is a board member of CRNI. The Community Reuse Network is the all Island representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations.
The ICSA is a member of Retail Excellence Ireland (REI). Established in 1995, REI is owned by the members, for the members. It is a not for profit organisation designed to support members in key areas. REI involves over 1,600 member companies operating 13,000 stores and employing over 110,000 people.