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Solstice Arts Centre is committed to good governance and complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document.

Solstice Arts Centre keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements. Solstice Arts Centre is committed to complying with the guidelines given in the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities as outlined in the Arts Council’s document ‘Recommended Guidelines for Financial Reporting’ in 2016 in respect of accounts for 2015.

Solstice Arts Centre is registered with Revenue as a charity (CHY 17588) and with the Charities Regulator (Registered Charity Number: 20065775).


Jackie Maguire (Chairperson) 
Jackie Maguire is Chief Executive of Meath County Council having been appointed Meath County Manager in June 2013. 
Jackie commenced her Local Government career in 1981 with Meath County Council, being promoted to Head of Finance in 2000 and Director of Services in 2003. She served as County Manager for Leitrim County Council from 2006 to 2013. 
She is a member of The Executive Committee of the City and County Management Association (CCMA) and represents the CCMA at national level on various committees progressing the implementation of the change management process in local government.  Jackie is a serving Director on The Boards of the Housing Finance Agency (HFA); Music Generation and Local Government Management Agency (LGMA). 
Jackie holds a Diploma in Financial Management and a Masters in Project Finance/Venture Management.

Cllr. Wayne Forde
Cllr. Wayne Forde was elected to MCC (Independent) in May 2014.  As well as serving as a paramedic in the HSE National Ambulance Service for over 20 years, Cllr Forde is greatly involved in the local community. He also sits on the committees of Aura leisure link, Meath Heritage Forum, Environment and Emergency Services SPC, as well as Regional Health Forum Dublin North East and Ireland East Group

Arthur Lappin   

Arthur Lappin has for over 30 years been a leading film and theatre producer. He has been a producer on 16 feature films, several TV series and documentaries. He has produced over 20 stage productions in all major Dublin theatres and on tour in Ireland, the UK and Australia. His feature films, which include My Left Foot, The Field, In The Name of The Father and In America, were nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won 4 as well as many other international awards. He also works as a Consultant in the cultural sector - previous clients include The Arts Council and The Abbey Theatre and most recently he was Strategist and bid book Editor for Galway’s successful bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. His many voluntary board positions include Founding Chair of the National Training Committee for Film and TV (now Screen Training Ireland) and The Ark, as well as Chair of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. He is a native of Kells, Co. Meath with several business interests there.


Cllr. Suzanne Jamal 


Belinda Quirke - Company Secretary 




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