CPA Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland members approve amalgamation proposal.


Institutes will now work together on the next steps to create the largest professional body on the island of Ireland.

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Members of Chartered Accountants Ireland and CPA Ireland have voted in favour of a proposal to amalgamate the two Institutes. 
The two Irish-based accountancy bodies will now work to implement the decision of their members, which will see the creation of a single Institute operating under the Chartered Accountants Ireland brand.
The proposal had been endorsed by the Councils of both Institutes who believe it will better position the profession for the future, driving new growth opportunities while being stronger to meet challenges.
In a joint statement, Sinead Donovan, President, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Mark Gargan, President of CPA Ireland said they were pleased that members had seen the benefits of the proposal.
Sinead Donovan, President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, said: “This is a vote of confidence in the future. Thanks to every member who engaged with us along the way and who turned out to vote in such numbers. Our work continues now to secure the legal and regulatory consents needed to deliver on this mandate for a stronger profession.”
Mark Gargan, President of CPA Ireland, said: “As one single Institute, we will be more strongly positioned to represent our members, to promote the profession and to be a positive voice representing the public interest.  The move towards consolidation of professional membership organisations is gaining momentum globally, and Ireland will be a model for other professional bodies in this regard.“

Pictured: CPA Ireland Council Members and Senior Leadership Team at the EGM

Back Row L-R (Tom Murray, Cormac Mohan, Brendan Brady, Eamonn Siggins, Gearoid O'Driscoll, Richard O' Hanrahan, John Devaney, Brian Purcell, Patricia O'Neill)
Middle Row L - R (Patrick Kierans, Barry Clarke, Ruth Lynch, Cait Carmody, Judith Condell, Carla Manning)
Front Row L-R (Aine Collins, Clodagh Henehan, Mark Gargan, Michael Kavanagh, Gillian Cregan)