A number of Irish Wheelchair Association members have signed a registered letter requesting an EGM of the IWA to be held. The letter was sent to Rosemary Keogh, CEO, IWA on Tuesday, with signatures from 71 IWA members from around the country.
The letter calls on the Directors of the Board of the Irish Wheelchair Association to call an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the IWA Board decision to close Cuisle Holiday Resort “without consultation with stakeholders and IWA members”; To reverse the decision to close Cuisle and “take necessary actions/public announcement to repair the obvious damage to members, staff and IWA itself”; To interrogate the recently announced 'Hotel model' referred to in the press which “never came before an IWA AGM or EGM and which is not contained in the IWA current Strategic Plan”.
Cllr. Orla Leyden says she was happy to be in a position to support IWA members who had asked her to assist them in the calling of this EGM.
She said: “The members, and indeed other stakeholders, should have been consulted before this on the IWA's plan to close Cuisle and on the introduction of a ‘hotel model’ which is being proposed by IWA CEO and Board without a policy being adopted by IWA members. The IWA CEO and Board are acting without a mandate”.
Cllr. Leyden added that she was disappointed that the IWA CEO and Board did not themselves convene an EGM.