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."

More in this Section

Fianna Fáil under fire for position on water charges

Latest: GRA gardaí to 'withdraw services' over four days in November

Frances Fitzgerald: We can rely on garda crime figures, despite concerns of 10% discrepancy

A&E patients told to expect long delays at two hospitals


Today's Stories

Nurse on nearly same money now as she was while stacking mascara

Family await cause of skin peelling condition which led to woman's death, inquest hears

Part of garda’s lip ‘ripped off’ during unprovoked assault

Couple fined for using fake €20 note

Lifestyle

How to break up with dignity

Knights in shining armour: Irish full-contact medieval combat team set to showcase skills

Angelina Jolie hiring the best divorce lawyer in the business - Laura Alison Wasser

More From The Irish Examiner