CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd. was established in 1997, is a Legal Entity and is a Registered Friendly Society (2004). (Hereafter referred to as Craol)

Its role is as a representative, coordinating, advocating, training, and support network for the Community Radio sector.

The Coordination Committee has 9 members who are elected by named Station Representatives at the annual  AGM. These Station Representatives have speaking and voting rights.

At the 2023 AGM nine people were elected from the 21 member-station representatives to form the executive body called the Coordination Committee. The Coordination Committee is the Governing Body of the Craol Cooperative.

These members constitute Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and five other ordinary members. Craol has four working groups: Engagement and Monitoring, Training and Quality Assurance, Finance and Advocacy. Craol also has an Academic Committee to oversee QQI modules and delivery.

Decisions are taken through a combination of  audio/visual conference and physical meetings. Workgroups ensure effective implementation and evaluation of actions. Most are time bounded based on need. The coordination committee also deals with unforeseen issues, workgroup coordination as well as overall governance. One third of the members are rotated at every AGM. The members of the coordination committee receive no payment for their time except the refund of receipted travel expenses incurred in attending meetings.  Craol Coordination Committee members shall see their role as representing the best interests of the all Craol Community Radio Stations as a whole.

The Members of the CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd. Coordination Committee are:

Mairéad Cullen– Chair,  Brian Greene- Vice Chair, Máiréad O’ Higgins Finnegan- Treasurer, Jude McInerney- Secretary, Declan Cahill, Claire Hall, Emmet Huston, Philip Burke and Grainne O’Malley Committee Members.  All CC members have roles on the committees.

CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd. currently has 3 Contractors: Mary Lennon-Project Coordinator (avg 3 days per Week) Declan Gibbons-Compliance and Development Coordinator (avg 3 days per week) and Sally Galiana- Bookkeeper (2 days per month)

Mairéad Cullen

Mairéad Cullen

Chair - CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd.

Brian Greene

Vice Chair-Craol Coordination Committee

Emmet Huston

Emmet Huston

Craol Coordination Committee Member

Declan Cahill

Craol Cordination Committee Member

Mary Lennon

Mary Lennon

CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd - Project Coordinator

 

 

Jude Mc Inerney

Secretary -CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd.

Claire Hall

Claire Hall

Craol Coordination Committee Member

Grainne O'Malley

Craol Coodination Committee Member

Máiréad O' Higgins Finnegan

Máiréad O' Higgins Finnegan

Treasurer -CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd.

Philip Burke

Craol Coordination Committee Member

Declan Gibbons

Declan Gibbons

CRAOL Community Radio Forum of Ireland Society Ltd - Compliance and Development Coordinator

 

 
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