07
Nov

ISACA Ireland Annual Conference: GRC – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

We’re delighted to be part of the ISACA Ireland Annual Conference which takes place on November 16th in Croke Park. The theme for this one-day conference is Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The conference will have three streams (Audit & Compliance, Management, and Security & Technical) running simultaneously throughout...
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26
Oct

GDPR Essentials – CPD Approved

With the implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now well behind us, we will be holding a 2-hour CPD approved session on GDPR Compliance on Friday, 23rd November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick.
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09
Oct

The ‘Brexit Risk’ to a Credit Union

What is the potential impact of Brexit on a credit union (CU)? To fully understand the question in risk terms, Brexit has to be viewed as an external context. Given the uncertainty surrounding the type of Brexit agreement that will actually materialise, let’s assume the worst-case and consider how that is likely to affect the...
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05
Oct

Case Study: Bishopstown Credit Union

BCU wanted to source a system that would integrate Governance, Risk & Compliance management across their business instead of relying on a software that focused only on compliance. Automated Risk Register creation, Compliance Monitoring and Task Tracking were some of the key requirements they wanted from their new solution. Following market analysis, Bishopstown Credit Union...
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19
Sep

Case Study: Atlantic Aviation Group

Back in 2011, Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) was expanding and the business was stretching across multiple time zones and locations. Parallel to this, the regulatory requirement to build safety management and technical risk management into the operation was challenging the organisation’s safety and quality management systems. At the time, much of compliance audit, investigation and...
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19
Sep

2018 Academies Financial Handbook revision may not deter bad apples

When another Academy Trust funding scandal broke, many were left wondering how the ESFA’s control mechanisms, delivered largely in the form of the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH), could have failed so abysmally. Again. They say timing is everything and, having just completed the update to the CalQRisk control knowledgebase against the AFH 2018, and become...
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22
Aug

Cork County Council choose CalQRisk as their Risk Management Solution

Cork County Council issued a Request for Tender (RFT) earlier in the year looking for an Objective and Risk Management solution to assist in achieving its Annual Service Delivery Plan (ASDP). Having successfully completed the public procurement process, LinkResQ, the company behind the CalQRisk software, signed a 4 year contract with the Council. Cork County...
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17
Aug
15
Aug

Risk Appetite Statement – What the regulator expects and what you should do

In this brief blog post we look at a recent finding from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) regarding the absence of a standalone risk appetite statement, and at what and how the CBI expects this issue to be addressed. This is not a template for a risk appetite statement because no two organisations are...
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