Crosscare views its governance structure to be of upmost importance to enable it to deliver its services effectively in a manner that holds it accountable to all interested parties including its service users, funders, staff and volunteers.  We aim to comply with best practice in relation to corporate governance requirements, using the guidance set out in the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice as the minimum standard to apply. 

Governance Structure

Overall responsibility for the work of the agency is vested in its Council which is appointed by the Archbishop of Dublin. Council members are appointed for a period of three years and can be re-appointed for a further term.

The current council members are:-

-          Mr Frank O’Connell    (Chairperson)

-          Mr Oliver Cussen

-          Sr. Marian Harte

-          Fr. Dermot Leycock

-          Ms. Theresa Geaney

-          Mr David Clancy (Treasurer) 

-          Ms. Evelyn Cregan   

Our Council members bring with them to the organisation a high level of expertise across the areas of social service provision, business & marketing, human resource management, governance & management practice, accountancy & resource management, church, community & ethos management.

Council members act in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration in respect of their contribution.

There are 10 Council meetings held each year. The CEO, Director of Finance and Director of HR attend these meetings. Minutes are kept.

In addition to Council meetings, Council members participate in ongoing and ad hoc sub-committees including specifically the areas of Audit Risk & Corporate Governance. These committees comprise of Council members and the Director of Finance. The terms of reference of these committees are to review the major strategic, business and operational risks to which Crosscare is exposed and to ensure that appropriate structures and procedures are in place to minimise the potential impact on Crosscare should any of the risks materialise.

Operational Management Overview

Day to day responsibility for the implementation of the agency’s programmes is located with the Chief Executive Officer, Conor Hickey, who is also an appointee of the Archbishop. Council and the CEO are resourced and supported in their respective roles, duties, and responsibilities by approximately 500 employees and a substantial contribution from volunteer workers.  

The CEO is supported by a Senior Management team comprising of the following areas of service:-

-          Residential Care Services

-          Community Services

-          Food Services

-          Youth Services – West Dublin

-          Youth Services – South Dublin & Wicklow

-          Youth Services – North & Central Dublin  

-          HR & Communications

-          Finance , IT & Administration

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Crosscare is a registered charity and has been granted exemption from certain taxes by the Revenue Commissioners. Its registered charity number is CHY6262.


Crosscare prepares its annual financial statements in accordance with the accounting standards issued by the Financial Reporting Council and published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (Generally Accepted Accounting Practice in Ireland).

These financial statements are audited on an annual basis and full audited accounts are provided to funders on an annual basis.

The current external auditors are:-


Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors,

Harcourt Centre,

Block 3,

Harcourt Road,

Dublin 2.

The contract for the provision of auditing services is put out for tender periodically.

Our Community employment schemes are audited by:-

Grant Thornton,

Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors,

24 -26 City Quay,

Dublin 2.

We are also subject to audits from funders upon request.

A copy of the latest published accounts can be found below:










Copy of Crosscare's Constitution

Contact Us

Holy Cross College,
Clonliffe Road,
Dublin 3,

Tel: 01 836 0011
Fax: 01 836 7166
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