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. Find out more on their website.
What we do
Charity Retail Ireland is the all island representative body for charities who operate in the retail space to the triple bottom line, having a significant financial, social and environmental impact. We are funded by our charity members and through corporate partnerships. Our members range from large national charities to local, community based charities and our 42 members operate 500 shops nationwide. All our members are registered with the Charities Regulator or the Charity Commission of Northern Ireland. All members have also signed up to our Code of Charity Retailing as a condition of their membership.
If you buy from or donate to a charity shop displaying the Charity Retail Ireland membership badge 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 world-wide support and development.
The Steering Group is responsible for the day to day running of the Association.
Members of the Steering Group for 2023 are:
Mark Sweeney – Chair, Oxfam Ireland
Mairéad Mannion – Treasurer, Clare Haven Horizons
Paul Hughes – PRO, Irish Cancer Society
Brendan McCarthy – Cork Mental Health Foundation and Housing Association
Colette Miller – Barnardos
Dermot McGilloway – Society of St Vincent de Paul
Susan Kirrane – Claregalway & District Daycare Centre
Linda Ward – Secretary
Michael Wall – CRI President SVP
CRNI – Community Resources Network Ireland
Charity Retail Ireland is a proud member of CRNI (Community Resources Network Ireland).
Their vision is for an Ireland where the word ‘waste’ doesn’t exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources.
As CRNI is the only community reuse and recycling network in Ireland, it has, along with its members, the potential to play a unique and valuable role in the development of resource efficiency and circular economy initiatives at both local and national levels.
The network is on the board of the RREUSE network of Europe, and at a local level is involved in the National Waste Prevention Network.
Find out more from their website.
The Alliance for Insurance Reform
Charity Retail Ireland is a proud member of the Alliance for Insurance Reform.