Constitution of Garter Lane Arts Centre Company Limited by Guarantee Final Garter Lane Arts Centre Company Limited by Guarantee: 101812


Garter Lane Arts Centre commits to complying with the Governance Code and the principles of good fundraising. 

The remuneration package of senior staff fall within these bands:

€10,000 – €19,999 : 1 Staff

€20,000 – €29,999 : 2 Staff

€30,000 – €39,999 : 1 Staff

€40,000 – €49,999 : 1 Staff


Garter Lane Arts Centre is currently updating its Constitution


  • Jim Nolan
  • Frieda Ryan
  • Dr Mark Rowe


Just like any other valued service provider, the creators behind the music used to enhance your Garter Lane experience must be paid for their work.

Music creators appoint IMRO to license their music to businesses on their behalf, whether it be played by means of a television, radio, recorded music device, streamed from an online service, or performed live. With IMRO Garter Lane Arts Centre is in full compliance with copyright legislation.

As IMRO is a not-for-profit organization, all of the license fees collected, after administration costs are deducted, are paid directly to the people who compose, publish and write the music that you use in your business. By paying the annual license fee to IMRO, Garter Lane Arts Centre enables music creators and artists to continue making music.

The Irish Music Rights Organisation Limited (IMRO), through an agency arrangement with Phonographic Performance Ireland Limited (PPI), has introduced a new system of music licensing for business. As of 1 January 2016 under this arrangement IMRO administers the granting of copyright music licenses, collection of royalties, and related activities on behalf of both organizations.

This new arrangement makes life easier for businesses in Ireland by enabling them to obtain both the required IMRO and PPI copyright music licenses through a single contract, receive a single invoice, make a single royalty payment, and administration-wise, interface with a single licensing body.

What is the Dual Music Licence?

The Dual Music Licence is a license contract that covers both IMRO and PPI music copyrights.

Under the law, two distinct permissions are required by businesses in Ireland who play music – one which covers the public performance of the musical work on behalf of composers, songwriters, and music publishers, and the other which covers the public performance of sound recordings on behalf of record producers and performers. Up to 2015, these licenses have been administered separately by IMRO and PPI respectively. However, as of January 1st, 2016, both distinct licenses are included in the Dual Music Licence administered by IMRO.

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Board Members

Michael brings a wide range of experience to the Garter Lane board. His professional life was as a procurement director for Suir Engineering Ltd and is currently a cross cultural management lecturer at the International School of Business.

His connection to the Arts is as a director of many local amateur productions also a producer of radio documentaries and local theatre work.

Michael is also Chairman of Waterford Youth Arts and a member of the Waterford Cultural Quarter committee.


Pádraig has a lifetime of Theatre activity from acting, through Producer, production manager, set builder, the whole gambit. He has been involved in the building, manufacturing, and service industry for forty years, as a Company owner, financial Director, HR, and sales, with a wide skillset available to the board.


Aisling is Manager of Waterford Institute of Technology’s ArcLabs Research and Innovation Centre. Aisling has over 10 years experience working across various research and innovation roles, completing her PhD in 2016 in entrepreneurship at Waterford Institute of Technology. Her PhD focussed on the area of entrepreneurship and networks, with specific interest in the gender dimension of network development. Aisling has presented her research internationally, across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US. Aisling thrives on working with entrepreneurs and is driven to participate in fostering a sustainable economy in Waterford and the South East region of Ireland.

Aisling is also Vice President of Network Ireland, an organisation dedicated to the personal and professional development of women in Ireland since 1983. Aisling is very excited to be bringing the national Presidency to her home branch in 2021.

Aisling is hugely committed to the Arts and is proud to sit on the board of Garter Lane Arts Centre and work with her networks and expertise to support the centre.

To get in contact with Aisling, please email:


Cllr. Seamus Ryan is the current Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County and former Mayor of Waterford City. Seamus holds a BA in Public Administration and a BSc in Library and Information Science. He is currently a Librarian at Waterford Institute of Technology. A former Board member of the Imagine Arts Festival Seamus has a keen interest in all aspects of the arts. He is looking forward to working with the Board of Garter Lane Arts Centre.


Cllr Frank Quinlan is on the board, but have not yet published their board profiles.


Michael Thompson is on the board, but have not yet published their board profiles.


Clodagh is the founder of SpeakEasy Communications Consultancy. Formally a broadcast journalist with RTÉ, she spent most of her career either behind a mic or in front of a camera. Clodagh has presented TV News bulletins, edited radio news, reported for Morning Ireland, The Week In politics, and the Oireachtas Unit. She was a familiar voice on ” It says in the papers” on Morning Ireland.

She spent several years working abroad; In New York as a technical writer for a medical devices company; in London managing merchandise for some of London’s most famous West End theatres and in Italy as an English teacher in a European school.

Clodagh studied Communications at the College of Commerce in Rathmines, Dublin.

She is a mentor for the Women on Air project, helping professional women become more visible in mainstream media. She also sits on the board of Waterford Youth Arts.


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