Company Information

The SciFest company was set up in 2012 to oversee the running of the SciFest programme. The programme was founded in 2006 by the current CEO, Sheila Porter. Initially Sheila ran the programme while teaching in Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green. In 2007 she was seconded from her teaching post by Intel Ireland to develop the programme and establish it on a nationwide basis. Please follow this link for an overview of the history of the programme and this link for a description of the current implementation of the programme.

Company Structure
SciFest is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital. The company registration number is 517787. SciFest CLG is a registered charity, Revenue Charity Number CHY 20478. The company’s tax reference number is 9846777O. The company’s registered office is 13 Ludford Road, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

Board of Directors (Trustees)
The board of SciFest CLG is representative of academia and industry. It currently consists of seven members:

Prof. David FitzPatrick (Chair)
Medb Corcoran
Tracey Nolan
Rory Geoghegan (Company Secretary)
Noelle Campbell
Kevin McClean
Mark Lyons

CEO: Sheila Porter

We are honoured to have Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins as our patron.

SciFest is registered with the Charities Regulator, Registered Charity Number (RCN) 20081270.

We confirm that SciFest complies with the Charities Governance Code.

We have developed a safeguarding statement as required by the Children First Act 2015.

Audited Accounts

07 2022
SciFest@School in Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Youghal Rd, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
09 2022
SciFest@School in Stratford College, 1 Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
10 2022
SciFest@Teen-Turn, The Digital Exchange, Crane St, Dublin 8
14 2022
SciFest@School in Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath (Fair 1)
Michael D. Higgins, Patron of SciFest
SciFest is a registered charity.

RCN 20081270

Michael D. Higgins
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