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Annual Reports, Balance Sheets and Motions for Congress, 1911-1982

Reference Code: GAA/CC/02
Title: Annual Reports, Balance Sheets and Motions for 
Covering Dates: 1911-1980
Level of Description: Collection level
Extent: 8 volumes


Biographical history
Congress is the supreme governing body of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The functions of Congress are to consider the reports and audited accounts of the Central Council and its subsidiary Councils for the preceding year up to 31st of December; to elect the President of the Association; to consider motions and to enact, amend or rescind rules, and to determine Association Policy in broad outline.

Motions for Congress may be submitted in a number of ways including (a) motions carried at a County Convention (b) a maximum of one motion can be submitted directly by a County Committee or a Provincial Council and (c) Central Council can submit a number of motions. A Committee, consisting of the President, the Past Presidents, and the Director General shall, prior to Congress, examine motions submitted and decide whether these are in order. The President shall have the authority at Congress to rule a motion out of order.

At least four weeks before Annual Congress, each County, in accordance with representation, shall be issued with copies of the Director General’s Report, Audited Accounts, the Agenda and Workshop Topics, and a list of Nominations and Motions. 

Content and Structure

Scope and Content
Bound volumes containing the collected ‘Reports, Balance Sheets and Motions for Congress’. Each report contains the agenda for Congress; a list of nominations for the position of President and Trustees; a copy of the standing orders for Congress; the Secretary’s report; the auditors report and balance sheet and the report and balance sheet of each Provincial Council. The report also contains a list of all motions to be considered at Congress.

Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access: Access is strictly by appointment only using the 
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Language:                                     English
Finding Aid:                                   Descriptive List