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# charities regulator

This year
84% support for tougher action against charities in event of wrongdoing
The Charities Regulator has published the results of public polling on donations and the regulation of charities.
Last year
Charities Regulator identifies several financial oversight failings at Birdwatch Ireland
The regulator was informed of concerns at the charity in 2019.
All time
Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate BirdWatch Ireland
The charities regulator said a statutory investigation was warranted after a number of concerns were raised.
Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds
The report, published today, found that the friend stayed in the unit “on more than one occasion”.
Ex-charity chief spent ‘excessive and inappropriate’ amount on dining and travel
ChildFund Ireland, which received millions of euro from the State, was at the centre of a Charities Regulator probe.
Two in five Irish people have donated more than €100 to charities in the past year
Of those donating, 52% are donating to charity at least every two months.
Public urged to be wary of clothing collections by unregistered charities
The Charity Regulator received 431 reports from the public about unregistered charity groups operating house-to-house collections in 2020.
Charities Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate Bóthar
The Charities Regulator has been engaged with the charity since early this year.
Over 10,000 charities now registered in Ireland, 8% with annual income more than €1m
The Charities Regulator described 2019 as its “busiest year to date”.
Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people
Some 300,000 volunteers donate 67.9 million hours per year.
High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents
Barbara Flynn had called a report by the Charities Regulator as “fundamentally flawed”.
Charity behind Galway's arthouse cinema recorded no income after 2007, despite donations
Solas-Galway Picture Palace went into voluntary liquidation in July 2017.
'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.
Regulator says up to 40 Irish charities could be owed €70k by company in liquidation
The High Court heard on Friday that up to €3.8 million could be owed to charities by Pembroke Dynamic Internet Services.
There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules
It describes the limited circumstances when a political cause can be promoted by a charity.
House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities
The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.
'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'
New guidelines have been put in place for charity fundraising.
Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents
Barbara Flynn called the report “fundamentally flawed” after it found that €84,009 was paid to two former trustees – her parents.
Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules
Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.
Charity wrongly paid €84k to two former trustees, who were parents of the CEO
The Charities Regulator carried out the investigation into the charity Ataxia Ireland.
Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies
The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.
'Mismanaged and not viable': LGBT charity to face investigation into financial 'irregularities'
The charity announced last week that it was to cease operations.
Co-founder of LGBT charity resigns, says he received support worth €11.5k but paid funds back
Kieran Rose said he should have made the board aware of the arrangement at the time.
Transactions worth €60k 'not recorded correctly' in accounts of LGBT charity
The outgoing CEO has detailed some of the irregularities that prompted her to report Glen to the charities regulator.
Glen 'satisfied' there has been 'no misappropriation of funds' after issues reported to regulator
A report in this morning’s Sunday Business Post revealed that the charity is under review for irregularities regarding its finances.
Charities regulator had "no choice" but to prosecute soup kitchen owner
Oliver Williams was prosecuted for misrepresenting Twist Charity as a charitable organisation.
Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'
Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.
Government gives regulator extra powers to investigate charities in the wake of Console scandal
The Tánaiste signed a commencement order for the powers yesterday.
The charities regulator was meant to be set up by Easter...
Minister Shatter had a set a deadline of this weekend, but instead will look to appoint the board “in the near future”.
CVs on the way to Shatter for charities regulator board positions
The Justice Minister has announced that he’s looking for board members for the Charities Regulatory Authority.