Structure and Governance

The company was incorporated on 7 January 2013 as The Mountview/Blakestown/Hartstown/Huntstown CDT Limited, trading as ADAPT. The company commenced trading as ADAPT on the 4th March 2013. The company was established under a Memorandum of Association which established the objects and powers of the charitable company and is governed under its Articles of Association and managed by a Board of Directors. ADAPT’s Memorandum and Articles of Association are available to download here.

ADAPT is registered as a charity, which means we are governed by the Charities Act 2009 and have a number of obligations to the Charities Regulatory Authority in relation to registration, publication of our information, the payment of annual fees and provision of financial information. Our Board understands that this legislation is pending full implementation and that we need to remain aware and informed of future changes.

ADAPT is fully tax compliant and has an up to date Tax Clearance Certificate from Revenue (copy available on request). ADAPT’s financial year is 31 December and its accounts are audited annually by Donal Ryan & Associates.  ADAPT’s legal advisors are B & P Byrne Solicitors. Our most recent audited accounts are available for download here.

The company discharges the full range of corporate governance responsibilities as required by company law.

Governance code

Governance Code

“We comply with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. We reviewed our organisation’s compliance with the principles in the Code on 10th September 2013. We based this review on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle. Our review sets out actions and completion dates for any issues that the assessment identifies need to be addressed.”

We are aware that good Governance is not complete merely by becoming compliant with the code, rather its about sustaining the standards of the code. The Code requires certain standards to be met by ADAPT each year and we are committed to annual reviews of our Governance practices and always welcome feedback from the public and our stake holders.

Quality Standard

Governance Code
Charity Regulatory Authority
QuADS – Quality Standards in Drug and Alcohol Services.