The University owns and manages a number of companies that provide services to students, staff and members of the public and also contribute financially to its running costs. These companies are collectively known, and referred to, as 'Campus Companies' and details of their principal activities and whether they hold charitable status or not are provided in the table below.
All of the University's Campus Companies are owned and managed by DCU Educational Support Services DAC (formerly known as 'DCU Commercial Ltd') which in is owned and managed by the University. The University has charitable status and its CRA registration number is 20013653.
|Company Name||Principal Activity||Charitable Status||Website Link|
|DCU Educational Support Services DAC||Holding Company||Yes||N/a|
|Trispace DAC (Catering)||Catering Services||No||Link|
|Trispace DAC (Sports)||Sports Facilities||No||Link|
|Campus Residences DAC||Student Residences||Yes||Link|
|Campus Property DAC||Retail & Property Rental||Yes||N/a|
|DCULS (Language Services) DAC||ELT & Translation Services||No||Link|
|UAC Management DAC||Arts Centre (The Helix)||No||Link|
|DCU Invent DAC||Commercialisation & Technology Transfer||No||Link|
|Dublin Software Park DAC||Property Development & Rental||No||N/a|
Details of the Board Members for DCU Educational Support Services DAC (the holding company for the University's Campus Companies) are set out below.
Membership of the Board
|Ms. Marian Corcoran||Board Chair - Non-Executive Director of Permanent TSB (External)|
|Ms. Geraldine Heavey||Executive Director of Enterprise Services - ESB (External)|
|Mr. Paddy White||Chief Executive Officer - Realtime Technologies Ltd (External)|
|Ms. Mairead Dunne||Senior Investment / Commercial Advisor - Enterprise Ireland (External)|
|Prof. Daire Keogh||President of DCU (Internal)|
|Dr. Claire Gubbins||Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM - DCU (Internal)|
|Dr. Declan Raftery||Chief Operations Officer - DCU (Internal)|
|Mr. Ciaran McGivern||Director of Finance - DCU (Internal)|
Code of Conduct for Board Members
The Boards Members Code of Conduct were approved on April 16th 2014.
Last Updated - August 16th 2022
Within DCU Educational Support Services DAC (DESS) there exists an Audit Committee which is separate to, but complements, the University's Audit Committee.
Membership of the Audit Committee
Details of current membership and terms of reference for the DESS Audit Committee are set out below.
|Ms Geraldine Heavey||Committee Chair - Executive Director of Enterprise Services - ESB (External)|
|Mr Paddy White||CEO - Realtime Technologies Ltd (External)|
|Ms Mairead Dunne||Senior Investment / Commercial Advisor - Enterprise Ireland (External)|
|Ms. Marian Corcoran||Non-Executive Director - Permanent TSB (External)|
Terms of Reference
The Committee's most recent Terms of Reference were approved by the Board of DCU Educational Support Services DAC on June 7th 2018.
Last Updated - August 16th 2022
The Irish Charities Regulator has produced a number of guidelines to encourage and facilitate the better administration and management of charitable organisations. Links to some of the guides are provided below.
Within the DCU Community there are a number of Campus Companies with charitable status and the guidelines below are of particular relevance to the governance of those companies.