The Irish government has announced that it is speeding up plans to establish a charity regulator for the Republic following a national scandal at a disability charity. An interim chief executive and a number of other staff for the Charities Regulatory Authority are now due in place by the end of February, see Civil Society Media news item http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/16733/. A Charity Finance Group article looks at the background issue and the reaction to it, plus how “this really drums home . . . to value the regulation and accountability framework that we do have here (in the UK)”.
The Wheel, a network representing 930 Irish charities, has welcomed the announcement and also called on the relevant government minister to urgently publish a detailed timeline and implementation plan for the establishment of the CRA.