Rialachas & Polasaí

Governance & Policy

The Irish Writers Centre is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority in the Republic of Ireland. Our Charity Registration number is CHY 19738 and our Registration Charity Number (RCN) is 20077655.

The Irish Writers Centre is committed to the implementation of good governance and has commenced the journey to meet the regulatory requirements of the Charities Governance Code. The Irish Writers Centre is transparent in its audited financial statements, with most recent statements (2022) available below. These accounts are independently audited and made public on our website. Our accounts are also prepared according to the Statement of Recommended Practice for Charities (SORP), which is recognised as best practice by the Accounting Standards Board.

Our Chief Executive Officer’s salary is in a band of €65,000 – €70,000. Key management includes our CEO and Deputy Director. The compensation paid or payable to key management for employee services includes gross salary, employer PRSI and employer pension contribution and for 2023 was €127,071, and for 2022, €117,779.

In compliance with the governance transparency for organisations in receipt of recurring Arts Council funding, the Irish Writers Centre audited accounts for 2022 are available to view here.

The Irish Writers Centre Constitution can be found here.

Read the Words Ireland Charter for Inclusion here.


The Irish Writers Centre is committed to implementing best-practice principles in our dealings with and payment of professional writers, from the initial offer of work to the final payment of fees. Please refer to our Artist’s Payment Policy for more information.

Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy here. Please note that this policy is currently under review (as of March 2024).

The Irish Writers Centre has implemented principles and procedures which are observed to ensure, as far as possible, that a child is safe from harm while availing of our services both within our building and off-site. Our Child Safeguarding Statement can be found here and our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection and Welfare Policy can be found here.

The Irish Writers Centre is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the general public, our supporters, members, participants and partners are of the highest possible standard. Please see our Complaints Procedure Policy for full details.

Detailing the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, plus how to control cookie preferences when browsing this website can be found here.

The Irish Writers Centre is committed to delivering the best possible service to you in an effective and respectful manner. Please refer to our Customer Care Policy for more information.

The IWC Board is committed to good governance and complies with the regulatory requirements of the Governance Code. We are also committed to complying with the Principals of Good Fundraising.

The Irish Writers Centre values the trust and information of our members and customers. In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) our Privacy Policy can be found here.

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The Irish Writers Centre can be found at No. 19 Parnell Square, located in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural Quarter in North Georgian Dublin.

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