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 The Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations of Ireland.

Daisyhouse Housing Association publishes its annual financial accounts on its website. They are prepared in accordance with UK best practice -*SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice). This will continue until the charities regulator sets statutory reporting standards for charities in Ireland.

Daisyhouse Housing Association abides by Fundraising Ireland Code of Professional Conduct. Daisyhouse complies with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a Board Meeting.

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.

Danny Buttle

Danny has spent the last 15 years working in technical operations and service management roles, primarily dealing with government and large corporate customer segments. During this time, Danny has worked in a combination of small agile companies and some of the largest employers in the world. Danny’s current role is as Operations Manager in Amazon Web Services. In his career, he has been a keen participant in Diversity and Inclusion initiatives both in Ireland and globally. He holds a Bsc. in Computer Applications from Dublin City University.

Anne-Marie Dermody

Anne-Marie Dermody joined the Board in December 2018. Originally, from Galway, Anne- Marie graduated from UCD in 1992 with a BCL in Civil Law. Anne- Marie has been a practising solicitor for over twenty years, having been a managing partner of her own firm for over eight years. In 2011, she was co-opted onto South Dublin County Council. She was re-elected to South Dublin County Council in 2014. She resigned from her position as Managing Partner in September to devote her energy full time to campaigning as a candidate for Fine Gael in the general Election of 2016. In September 2017, she returned to practice, first of all in a consultancy role and now runs her own general practice with a particular emphasise in the area of family law and mediation. Anne-Marie’s commitment to the Daisyhouse Charity is borne from her concern for women affected by domestic violence, homelessness and addiction.

The Governance Code Principles

The Board of Daisyhouse practice The Governance Code Principles of Good Governance through the following Principles:

Principle 1. Leading our organisation

We do this by:

1.1 Agreeing our vision, purpose and values and making sure that they remain relevant;
1.2 Developing, resourcing, monitoring and evaluating a plan to make sure that our
organisation achieves its stated purpose;
1.3 Managing, supporting and holding to account staff, volunteers and all who act on behalf of the organisation.

Principle 2. Exercising control over our organisation

We do this by:

2.1 Identifying and complying with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements;
2.2 Making sure there are appropriate internal financial and management controls;
2.3 Identifying major risks for our organisation and deciding ways of managing the

Principle 3. Being transparent and accountable

We do this by:

3.1 Identifying those who have a legitimate interest in the work of our organisation (stakeholders) and making sure there is regular and effective communication with them about our organisation;
3.2 Responding to stakeholders questions or views about the work of our organisation
and how we run it;
3.3 Encouraging and enabling the engagement of those who benefit from our
organisation in the planning and decision-making of the organisation.

Principle 4. Working effectively

We do this by:

4.1 Making sure that our governing body, individual board members, committees, staff and volunteers understand their: role, legal duties, and delegated responsibility for decision-making;
4.2 Making sure that as a board we exercise our collective responsibility through board meetings that are efficient and effective;
4.3 Making sure that there is suitable board recruitment, development and retirement processes in place.

Principle 5. Behaving with integrity

We do this by:

5.1 Being honest, fair and independent;
5.2 Understanding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalties;
5.3 Protecting and promoting our organisation reputation.

We confirm that our organisation is committed to the standards outlined in these principles. We commit to reviewing our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle every year.

Fundraising Codes and Policies

We at Daisyhouse are fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Voluntary ICTR Daisyhouse-Statement-of-Guiding-Principles. Please find guidelines for a Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by ICTR

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