Statement from Joanne Murray
May 2021

Next month I will be leaving my post as Director of Causeway Irish Housing Association after 18 years.

It will be 22 years, almost to the day, since I joined Causeway’s predecessor, An Teach, as a Housing Manager on a three-month contract, never imagining that it would become a labour of love for more than half my working life. For the overwhelming majority of those years, it has been an absolute joy. I have been blessed with colleagues who have given their heart and soul to the organisation and the people we work with, and with committee members who have challenged me to be the best I can be and given me so much support. Without them, we wouldn’t be here and I cannot imagine leaving the organisation in better hands.

I’m delighted to announce that Alan D’Arcy, our erstwhile Deputy Director, will be re-joining Causeway as its new Chief Executive Officer on 7th June. I have no doubt that under Alan’s leadership, Causeway will go from strength to strength. I know that Alan and his fabulous team will have every success but I also wish him lots of luck, and hope he enjoys the ride as much as I have. Thank you to all our partners and organisations who have worked with us, funded us, and otherwise supported us over the years. I hope you continue to do so.  The biggest thanks of all to our amazing team – once a Causewegian, always a Causewegian.

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