Board & Governance


Board Members and the Chairman are volunteers and donate their time without payment.

Daisyhouse Housing Association is committed to complying with and implementing the AHB Code of Governance and Charities Regulators Charities Governance Code

Daisyhouse Housing Association publishes its annual financial accounts on its website. They are prepared in accordance with Financial Reporting Standard 102 and the Statement of Recommended Practice, Housing SORP 2018

Daisyhouse Housing Association abides by Charities Regulators Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public

Our Board

Alan Tracey: Chairman

Alan Tracey joined the Board of Daisyhouse in September 2019. A Chartered Accountant, Alan is Principal Business Advisor with Knowledge Business Systems, previously employed as Financial Controller in a number or businesses, including Not for Profit Organisations. Alan has held roles as Non-Executive Director with a number of commercial organisations and supported Voluntary and Charitable organisations in a voluntary capacity.

Michael Harrington

Michael is a real estate agent with over 30 years’ experience in the Irish property market. Previously a director of HWBC and CBRE Ireland, he set up Harrington Retail, a niche advisory practice in 2013. A Chartered Surveyor, Michael holds a Diploma in Property Economics from TU Dublin, a BSc in Surveying and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

Dave McCabe: Company Secretary

Dave is the Iarnród Éireann Company Secretary and over the past eight years has worked in a variety of corporate governance and company secretarial roles for semi-sate, private entities and publicly listed companies.  Prior to this, Dave devilled  as a barrister on the southern eastern circuit and provided contractual legal research services to governmental and non-governmental organisations. Dave holds a BA in Legal Studies and Business from Waterford Institute of Technology, a Barrister-at-law degree from Kings Inns and a MSC in Management and Corporate Governance from Ulster University.

Ruth McCourt

Ruth has worked in the charity and non-profit sector for over a decade in a variety of areas including child welfare and protection, sexual and gender-based violence, and European affairs. She currently works for the Irish Heart Foundation, where she leads the Marketing, Communications and Digital Team. Ruth holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and an MA from Dublin City University, as well as a number of further postgraduate qualifications.

Sarah Colgan 

Having studied at Trinity College, Sarah began her career working in television and entertainment in London. She moved from MTV to the BBC before returning home to develop new television formats and produce prime time programming for RTÉ. She established Dublin-based creative advertising agency Along Came A Spider in 2014 and, in 2018, founded and led a national movement called 20×20 which changed the landscape for women in sport, winning several national and European awards.

John Driver- Treasurer

John is a Tax Director in Grant Thornton Ireland with a focus on the financial services industry and works across a broad range of clients within banking, insurance, aviation and asset management.  Prior to specialising in tax, John worked in analytics for a number of years within one of Irelands pillar banks and has gained industry experience in a number of Irelands leading financial institutions. John is a member of the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He holds a Masters of Science (MSc) degree from DCU and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Maynooth University.

Eoin Kearney 

Eoin is Global Operations Lead for Harmful Content (Dangerous Organizations, Suicide, Credible Threats of Violence and Live Content) at Meta with over 5 years’ experience in a variety of roles in the tech sector and over 8 years in utilities and retail across a variety of organizations and roles from pricing, product management. commercial management, data reporting and regulator engagement. He Holds a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Business Analytics from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering with Managment from Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Aislinne Freeman

Aislinne began in the health sector as an academic, later advising the World Health Organization on policy and guidelines. She transitioned to business, working with EY and Grant Thornton, and is now a Global Transformation Associate Director at Novartis. Aislinne holds a Doctorate in Psychology, an MBA from Trinity College, and certifications in Agile, PRINCE 2, Lean Process Improvement, and Change Management. She was a Non-Executive Director for the Saolta Hospital group (2017-2020) and is deeply committed to social justice and supporting vulnerable women in Ireland

Fundraising Codes and Policies

We at Daisyhouse are fully committed to implementing the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public issued by the Charities Regulatory Authority-

Charity Legislation: We are fully compliant with current charity legislation. You can find more information on the legislation for the charity sector here –

Public Compliance Statement: To view Daisyhouse Public Compliance Statement please click here.

Our Guiding Principles for Fundraising: To view Daisyhouse guiding principles for fundraising please click here.

Our Donor Charter: We will ensure that we are accountable and transparent in every facet of our business, so that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in all aspects of the way in which we run our organisation. You can view our charter here.

Our Complaints Procedure: The process provides safe, accessible and effective ways for individuals to exercise their right to raise complaints about our operations, and for a response or redress to be given. We welcome feedback in every manner, please read our procedure and please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can view Daisyhouse Feedback and Complaints Procedures here. Should you have any questions then please contact us at (01) 4536763 or email