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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.

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THE CHARITIES REGULATORY Authority are looking for board members.

Minister Alan Shatter announced today that he is “seeking expressions of interest from suitably-qualified persons”.

It comes after Shatter announced last week that a charity regulatory board will be set up by Easter.

The Authority will be responsible for the “establishment and maintenance of a public register of charities”.

The introduction of the body has been widely welcomed by Irish charities.

Shatter referred to the recent top-ups scandal when discussing the need for this new regulatory body:

The recent revelations about certain organisations in the charitable sector have understandably damaged public trust and confidence. The commencement of the key measures in the Charities Act will provide the increased transparency and accountability that will allow this trust to be rebuilt.

Details of how to apply and what qualifications are needed can be found at www.stateboards.ie. The Justice Minister can also select people who aren’t on the list at his discretion.

Members of the Charities Regulatory Authority get board fees of €,985 a year, with the chairperson receiving €8,978.

Travel expenses will also be paid “where applicable, in respect of attendance at meetings”.

The closing date is Friday 21 February.

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