Governance

Fire Station Artists’ Studios was incorporated on 17 July 1989 as a company limited by guarantee. Company Number: 147539. The company operates under the registered business name: Fire Station Artists’ Studios
 
The Revenue Commissioners granted charitable status to the company in December 1992 with the reference CHY 10179.
 
Consequent upon the commencement of the Charities Act, 2009, since October 2014 the company is a registered charity. Charity Number: 6544853S. By virtue of Section 2 of the Act, the directors of the company are deemed also to be charity trustees.
 
Click here to view the company’s Constitution (Memorandum & Articles of Association).
 
The Members of the company are Anthony Haughey, Peter McKenna, Cian Murphy, Lorcan Sirr, Dominic Thorpe, Mary Shine Thompson.
 
Click here to view the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2018.
 
Click here to view the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019.
 
Click here to view the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.
 
 
In September 2015 the Board of Directors committed to working towards compliance with the Code of Governance for Community and Voluntary Organisations www.governancecode.ie and with the Principles of Good Fund Raising, as drawn up by the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group (ICTRG).
 
Our Child Safeguarding and Welfare Statement can be found here.
 
You can find our privacy notice here
 
The company has 6 employees. The remuneration of the two highest paid employees lies within the range €41,000 - €59,000.
 

Board of Directors

 
Anthony Haughey chairs the board. He is an artist and a lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology where he supervises practice-based PhD’s. He was a Research Fellow (2005-8) at the Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design at the University of Ulster Belfast, where he completed a PhD in 2009. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally.
 
Peter McKenna was appointed as the Stadium Director of Croke Park Stadium in 2001. Prior to joining Croke Park, Peter held the position of Chief Executive of Smurfit Publications, Smurfit Publishing and Design and iVenus.com.
Peter was appointed to his current position of Stadium & Commercial Director for the GAA in 2011. Under this remit he is tasked with steering the Association’s sponsorship, media rights, licensing and general games promotion. In 2013, Peter won the Marketer of the Year Award.
In addition to his work with the GAA, Peter is a Director of Fire Station Artists Studio, Chairman of the IIFT and on the advisory board of One Young World. Peter is a Chemical Engineering graduate from University College Dublin.
 
Cian Murphy has worked at the Central Bank of Ireland since 2015. He is the Head of Function in the Markets Policy Division where he has: policy oversight for investment firms; primary & secondary markets; trading venues; emerging risk; shadow banking.  He also supports the Central Bank’s Director General for Financial Conduct in her role on the Board of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Cian represents the Central Bank at committees in ESMA and IOSCO, as well as the European Systemic Risk Board’s Joint Expert Group on Shadow Banking where he chairs the sub-group on policy. Prior to that, Cian spent 5 years working for HM Treasury in the UK, where he worked on public expenditure and financial stability issues. Cian spent two years on secondment to UK Financial Investments where we worked on the team that began the UK Government’s privatisation programme for Lloyds Banking Group.Cian has a Commerce degree from University College Cork and a Masters in Marketing from London Metropolitan University.

Mary Shine Thompson recently completed her term as a member of Dublin City University Governing Authority and is a member of DCU Council of Trustees. Over the last decade she has supported DCU in embedding the visual arts in its culture. She formerly lectured in English and chaired Poetry Ireland, and continues to contribute to literary debate. She qualified as a barrister in 2016 and is a director of Restorative Justice Services. 

Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist who works primarily through performance art. He also works with drawing, video, photography, installation, collaborative and relational based processes. Much of his work addresses contemporary and historical human rights and institutional abuses. Recent work has also explored representations of perpetrators and perpetrator trauma through performance art. He has shown and performed work widely internationally and in Ireland, including at the Bangkok Cultural Centre, Performance Space UK, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Galway Arts Centre, SASA Gallery Adelaide and Mobius Boston. Thorpe has completed a number of residencies, including at the Nordic Arts Centre, Fire Station Artist Studios Dublin and was the first artist in resident in humanities at University College Dublin. Thorpe has work in a number of public collections including the collection of the Arts Council of Ireland.