Concern regarding number of charity organisations not compliant with regulations

The head of the charities regulator says he is concerned by the number of organisations providing services that are not compliant with regulations.

He is warning that about 50 organisations will loose their charitable status following his inquiries.

It comes in the wake of a number of scandals over pay at charities - most notably Console.

CEO of the Charities Regulatory Authority is John Farrelly: "My worry is a number of these charities actually provide services,

"We have met with the HSE, we have met with the head of compliance, we are putting in place an agreement to share information and we will also be sharing this information with the HSE,

"My worry would be if they are not compliant with the charity law, which is basic enough, I would be worried about their ability to be compliant with providing services."

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