GHN Governance

As well as a board of management as part of its remit GHN membership and board meets at least on a quarterly basis to evaluate and plan strategy to deliver on its programme.



GHN, and subsequently the programme and campaigns, is a partnership of NGOs and statutory agencies and individuals. GHN membership includes representatives of people living with HIV. The following organisations are currently represented on GHN:

  • BeLonGTo LGBT Youth
  • Cork Gay Project
  • Gay Men’s Health Service, HSE (GMHS)
  • Gay Switchboard Ireland (GSI)
  • HIV Ireland
  • LGBT Ireland
  • Outhouse LGBT Community Centre
  • Positive Now
  • Sexual Health Centre Cork
  • Sexual Health West


GHN liaises closely with the LGBTI community and groups and commercial social venues, HIV/sexual health organisations and services and with national and local representatives from STI/GUM services and the HSE Public Health Department and Health and Wellbeing Departments.



GHN receives applied grant funding from the HSE via the Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Agency (SCHPP HSE) and also some funds from the MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund (MAF).


The annual accounts are independently audited and available (here).


The accounting and reporting responsibilities are maintained to the Companies Registration Office (CRO) and the Irish Charity Regulator.


GHN Board of Directors:

Ciaran McKinney (Chairperson),

Bill Foley (Secretary),

Mick Quinlan (Treasurer),

Jamie Kenny