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 42 members operate over 470 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.
Members of the Steering Group for 2021 are:
Mark Sweeney - Chair, Oxfam Ireland
Paul Hughes - PRO, Irish Cancer Society
Brendan McCarthy - Cork Mental Health Foundation and Housing Association
Mairéad Mannion - Clare Haven Horizons
Beverley Scallan - NCBI
Susan Kirrane - Claregalway & District Daycare Centre
Mary Butterly - Society of St Vincent de Paul
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.
Our new membership badge is appearing in shops now
The ICSA is a member of The Alliance for Insurance Reform. The Alliance brings together a range of civic and business organisations from across Ireland in highlighting the negative impact of persistently high premiums and calling for real reforms that will quickly reduce liability and motor insurance premiums to affordable levels and keep them that way.
The ICSA is a member of the Community Resources Network Ireland, and the Secretary of the ICSA is a board member of CRNI. The Community Resources 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.