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28.7.2021

Minister for Finance announces reappointment of Diarmaid O’Keeffe to the Credit Union Advisory Committee

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On Monday, 26 July, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced the reappointment of Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Head of Audit at EisnerAmper Ireland, to the Credit Union Advisory Committee (CUAC) for a further three year term having originally been appointed in 2018.

CUAC was established in 1997 to advise the Minister for Finance regarding the improvement of the management of credit unions; the protection of the interests of members and creditors of credit unions; and other matters relating to credit unions upon which the Minister and the Central Bank of Ireland may from time to time seek the advice of the Committee.

CUAC has undertaken wide ranging research in relation to the credit union sector. Most recently it conducted a Review of the Credit Union Sector 2020. This report, including recommendations, is being considered as part of the Review of the Credit Union Policy Framework that is currently being undertaken in line with the Programme for Government commitments.

Minister Donohoe also announced the reappointment Lorraine Corcoran, Chair and Director of Afanite; Olive McCarthy, Senior Lecturer & Director at the UCC Centre for Co-operative Studies; and Seamus Newcombe, CEO of Payac and the appointment of Dermot Griffin, CEO of the Credit Union Service Organisation for Payments (CUSOP), as a new member of CUAC. Elizabeth Boylan, Director of Progressive Credit Union, and Michael Ahern, CEO of Dubco Credit Union, are also members of the Committee.

Commenting on these appointments, Minister of State with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions, and Insurance, Seán Fleming TD, said:

“The reappointment of Ms Corcoran, Ms McCarthy, Mr O’Keeffe, and Mr Newcombe, along with the appointment of Mr Griffin, will ensure CUAC has the requisite blend of skills and knowledge to continue its important work. CUAC’s work plays an important role in informing policy decisions and I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the committee, particularly over the last number of years.”

To read the press release from the Department of Finance, click here.

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