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All students graduating in any given year will automatically move to ANNUAL (one payment) First Year Post Qualify membership in March of the following year (regardless of when they joined or when they paid the last student fee). To pay your fee in monthly instalments, the member must contact the Office Administrator before 1st March.
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By making an application you agree to uphold the IASW Code of Ethics and Practice if accepted.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected every year by the Membership at the AGM. The Board of Directors is charged with providing vision and direction for the Association and engage in tasks relating to Membership, Treasury, Policy Development, Journal, Line Managing Employees, Communications and International Affairs. The Directors are the legal and governance structure of the Association whose responsibilities include compliance with regulation and laws that apply to our association, these include: meeting contractual requirements to funders, Data Protection Legislation, Employment Legislation, Health & Safety Legislation, Company Law, Revenue Commissioners (tax obligations), and the promotion of the IASW Code of Ethics & Practice. 

The SIG Network is an advisory group of the Board of IASW and SIG Network members must be members of the Association. The SIG Network is made up of the Chair of IASW and one representative of each Special Interest Group (preferably the Chair of each Special Interest Group), Social Group and Associate Group. All other Board members are entitled to attend SIG Network meetings. Additional members of the SIG Network may be agreed by the Board.

Do you want to know more about how the Association operates?
See the links on the right to download the Constitutionand Bye-Laws.

Do you want to join the Board of IASW? Contact for more information.

2024 - 2025 Board of Directors

  • Vivian Geiran - Chair
  • Sinead McGarry - Vice Chair
  • Siobhan Nunn - Treasurer
  • Rachel McCormack
  • Fiachra Ó'Súilleabháin
  • Monica Hynds
  • Oby Enekwechi-Ibebugwu
  • Claire McGettrick - Independent Director
  • Denise Kirwan - Independent Director
  • Una Burgess - Independent Director

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership awards are bestowed on a select group of people by IASW. Those receiving the awards have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to IASW or the profession of Social Work in the opinion of Board of Directors.

  • Aine McGuirk
  • Anne Meehan
  • Anne O'Loughlin
  • Augusta McCabe
  • Bernard Hall
  • Claire McGettrick
  • Denise Kirwan
  • Donal O'Malley
  • Eilis Walsh
  • Frank Moran
  • Frank Browne
  • Frank Goodwin
  • Hilda Loughran
  • Jill Stevens
  • John Brennan
  • Marie Therese Mulholland
  • Marilyn Roantree
  • Mary C Kennedy
  • Owen Keenan
  • Stanislaus Kennedy
  • Una Burgess
  • Victoria Somers
If you wish to contact any member of the Board of Directors or Honorary Members, please contact E:  or T: 086 024 1055