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Garter Lane Arts Centre commits to complying with the Governance Code and the principles of good fundraising. 

The remuneration package of senior staff fall within these bands:

€10,000 – €19,999 : 1 Staff

€20,000 – €29,999 : 2 Staff

€30,000 – €39,999 : 1 Staff

€40,000 – €49,999 : 1 Staff



Garter Lane Arts Centre is currently updating its Constitution


  • Jim Nolan
  • Frieda Ryan
  • Dr Mark Rowe


Just like any other valued service provider, the creators behind the music used to enhance your Garter Lane experience must be paid for their work.

Music creators appoint IMRO to license their music to businesses on their behalf, whether it be played by means of a television, radio, recorded music device, streamed from an online service, or performed live. With IMRO Garter Lane Arts Centre is in full compliance with copyright legislation.

As IMRO is a not-for-profit organization, all of the license fees collected, after administration costs are deducted, are paid directly to the people who compose, publish and write the music that you use in your business. By paying the annual license fee to IMRO, Garter Lane Arts Centre enables music creators and artists to continue making music.

The Irish Music Rights Organisation Limited (IMRO), through an agency arrangement with Phonographic Performance Ireland Limited (PPI), has introduced a new system of music licensing for business. As of 1 January 2016 under this arrangement IMRO administers the granting of copyright music licenses, collection of royalties, and related activities on behalf of both organizations.

This new arrangement makes life easier for businesses in Ireland by enabling them to obtain both the required IMRO and PPI copyright music licenses through a single contract, receive a single invoice, make a single royalty payment, and administration-wise, interface with a single licensing body.

What is the Dual Music Licence?

The Dual Music Licence is a license contract that covers both IMRO and PPI music copyrights.

Under the law, two distinct permissions are required by businesses in Ireland who play music – one which covers the public performance of the musical work on behalf of composers, songwriters, and music publishers, and the other which covers the public performance of sound recordings on behalf of record producers and performers. Up to 2015, these licenses have been administered separately by IMRO and PPI respectively. However, as of January 1st, 2016, both distinct licenses are included in the Dual Music Licence administered by IMRO.

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Board Members

Michael brings a wide range of experience to the Garter Lane board. His professional life was as a procurement director for Suir Engineering Ltd and is currently a cross cultural management lecturer at the International School of Business.

His connection to the Arts is as a director of many local amateur productions also a producer of radio documentaries and local theatre work.

Michael is also Chairman of Waterford Youth Arts and a member of the Waterford Cultural Quarter committee.

Máire Henry is a registered architect with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and director of dhbArchitects Ltd. Her practice has won national and international awards for its work including awards from the RIAI and the World Festival of Architecture. Máire’s most recent project has been the urban regeneration of Waterford City including the outdoor performance space in the Apple Market area which has just won the best tourism and hospitality building at the annual Institute of Construction awards 2018. She led the development of the first school of Architecture outside Dublin in Waterford Institute of Technology and became the first Head of Department of Architecture in 2005. She is a past board member of the European Association of Architectural Education.

Prior to returning to Ireland in 1996, she worked in Paris for 10 years with the internationally renowned Renzo Piano Building Workshop – a past Pritzker recipient.  

Máire is very active at a community and civic level. She has chaired and been a board member of the Waterford Festival of Architecture since 2005 and is a member of the Board of the Viking Triangle and Waterford Civic Trust.

She is a past jury member of  RIAI awards and the assessment panel for the Architecture Bursary with the Arts Council.   Máire is also a peer panelist with the Arts Council for the period 2018-2023.

Pádraig has a lifetime of Theatre activity from acting, through Producer, production manager, set builder, the whole gambit. He has been involved in the building, manufacturing, and service industry for forty years, as a Company owner, financial Director, HR, and sales, with a wide skillset available to the board.

Aisling is Manager of Waterford Institute of Technology’s ArcLabs Research and Innovation Centre. Aisling has over 10 years experience working across various research and innovation roles, completing her PhD in 2016 in entrepreneurship at Waterford Institute of Technology. Her PhD focussed on the area of entrepreneurship and networks, with specific interest in the gender dimension of network development. Aisling has presented her research internationally, across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US. Aisling thrives on working with entrepreneurs and is driven to participate in fostering a sustainable economy in Waterford and the South East region of Ireland.

Aisling is also Vice President of Network Ireland, an organisation dedicated to the personal and professional development of women in Ireland since 1983. Aisling is very excited to be bringing the national Presidency to her home branch in 2021.

Aisling is hugely committed to the Arts and is proud to sit on the board of Garter Lane Arts Centre and work with her networks and expertise to support the centre.

To get in contact with Aisling, please email:

Mailo graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2004 with a National Diploma in Art & Technology. Then in 2005 graduated with a B.A.(Hons.) Degree in Art and Society and was a recipient of A.I.B. Student of the Year for Humanities that year.

In 2007 she graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with an M.A. in Fine Art.

Mailo is a practicing artist. In addition, she has extensive experience in the Culture & Tourism sector representing the Industry both at home and abroad. Together with her husband Stan Power, Mailo jointly owned and managed the Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford from 2003 to October 2018.

Mailo is a founding member of Winterval and served as Chairperson of the Winterval Hospitality Committee from 2012 – 2017. With visitor numbers reaching up to half a million annually during the festival, Winterval works to bring much-needed business to Waterford.

Mailo has previously served as Chairperson of the Inaugural OCS Irish Paralympic Awards, Alumni Board Member of Waterford Institute of Technology, former President of Renua Ireland, National Council Member of the Irish Hotels Federation & Irish Hotel Federation National Marketing Committee Chairperson.

Mailo represents Culture & Tourism Sector which supports an estimated 205,000 jobs in Ireland through hotels, food outlets, and visitor centers. It is one of Ireland’s most important sectors and has significant potential to play a further role in Ireland’s economic renewal going forward.

Member of:    Waterford Chamber of Commerce

Cllr. Seamus Ryan is the current Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County and former Mayor of Waterford City. Seamus holds a BA in Public Administration and a BSc in Library and Information Science. He is currently a Librarian at Waterford Institute of Technology. A former Board member of the Imagine Arts Festival Seamus has a keen interest in all aspects of the arts. He is looking forward to working with the Board of Garter Lane Arts Centre.

Michael Thompson is on the board, but have not yet published their board profiles.

Clodagh is the founder of SpeakEasy Communications Consultancy. Formally a broadcast journalist with RTÉ, she spent most of her career either behind a mic or in front of a camera. Clodagh has presented TV News bulletins, edited radio news, reported for Morning Ireland, The Week In politics, and the Oireachtas Unit. She was a familiar voice on ” It says in the papers” on Morning Ireland.

She spent several years working abroad; In New York as a technical writer for a medical devices company; in London managing merchandise for some of London’s most famous West End theatres and in Italy as an English teacher in a European school.

Clodagh studied Communications at the College of Commerce in Rathmines, Dublin.

She is a mentor for the Women on Air project, helping professional women become more visible in mainstream media. She also sits on the board of Waterford Youth Arts.