Notice of AGM

Dear Member,

Please see below the Notice of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland’s Annual General Meeting ('AGM'). The following link will bring you to the AGM Notice and Information Pack (which includes the financial statements for the year ended 31st December 2019 and the Candidates’ Profiles).  

(Note due to social distancing requirements, it is envisaged that only the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Company Secretary will be physically present at the meeting, with the Chief Executive in attendance.  The AGM will be recorded.  To attend the AGM remotely (via Zoom), members need to complete the registration form on page 60 of the information pack and we will send the zoom link to you on receipt of your registration form)

Votes for the AGM may be registered virtually at the AGM or by proxy. Click the link to download Proxy Form.


Notice is hereby given that the twenty-first National Annual General Meeting of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland will take place at the MS Care Centre, 65 Bushy Park Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6 and via Zoom on Saturday, 19th September 2020 at 3pm for the following purposes:

  • The Chairman’s Address and Report
  • The Chief Executive’s Address and Report

Ordinary Resolutions

To consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolutions which will be proposed as ordinary resolutions:

  1. To receive and consider the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31st December 2019 together with the directors’ report and the auditors’ report thereon 
  2. To re-elect Mr Eugene Kearney as Director
  3. To re-elect Ms Jacinta Kelly as Director
  4. To re-elect Mr Martin Power as Director
  5. To elect Ms Aveen Murray as Director
  6. To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditors

Special Resolutions

To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolutions which will be proposed as special resolutions:-

7. Proposed Amendment to Article 41 –

          The Board shall meet at a time, place and date to be determined in accordance with such bye-laws as may be made in that regard from time to time. The Secretary and Chief Executive of MS Ireland may be invited to attend meetings of the Board but will not have the right to vote at such meetings, save in the case of a Secretary who is also a Director of MS Ireland, who will retain the right to vote as a Director.

8.       Proposed Amendment to Article 56 -

          No person other than a Director retiring at the annual general meeting shall, save where recommended by the Board be eligible for election to the office of Director at any general meeting unless, and in accordance with such bye-laws as may be made in that regard from time to time pursuant to Article 45 hereof, there has been left at the Office not less than 14 days before the day appointed for the general meeting (or such earlier time as may be provided for in the Bye-laws), notice in writing, signed by not less than fifteen Members of their intention to propose such a person for election, and also notice in writing signed by that person of his willingness to be elected.  

9.      New Article 82A -

          Where no address or email address for service is provided by the Member in accordance with the Bye-Laws, any notice or document referred to in Article 80 or 81 shall be deemed to have been served by posting the notice to the MS Ireland website

10.     Amendment to Article 85 -

          The Company must ensure that the Charities Regulator has a copy of its most recent Constitution.  If it is proposed to make an amendment to the Constitution of the Company which requires the prior approval of the Charities Regulator, notice in writing of the proposed changes must be given to the Charities Regulator for approval, and the amendment shall not take effect until such approval is received

11.     Amendment to Object Clauses 4(12) and 9; Articles 10,42, 59, 67, 69, 76, 79 and 80 -

          Amending members to Members in the Constitution where the context relates to members of MS Ireland

By Order of the Board

Rory Mulcahy
Company Secretary
MS Ireland
14th August 2020