Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has announced that the Charities Regulatory Authority will come into operation in 2014.
The Government has approved plans to proceed with the establishment of an independent Charities Regulatory Authority under the terms of the 2009 Charities Act. Speaking today, Minister Shatter said: “Charities play a vitally important role in our economy and society.
Key groups in the country’s 8,000-strong charity sector have welcomed the announcement that an Independent Charities Regulatory Authority is to be established next year, writes Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent Joe Little. The announcement by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter follows a lengthy campaign by the sector for the full implementation of the 2009 Charities Act, which provided for such a watchdog.
The Wheel welcomes the announcement today by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD that Government has approved plans to establish and independent Charities Regulatory Authority. The new Authority will come into operation in 2014. Commenting on today’s announced, The Wheel’s Director of Advocacy Ivan Cooper said: “This is good news for both the public and charities.
When historians write their accounts of the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the crises that followed it, one of the recurrent themes may well be the failure of regulation and public scrutiny in early 21st-century Ireland.
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