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Press Releases - 2018

Press Release: 23/04/2018 - Statement regarding Project Arts Centre

Press Release: 26/03/2018 - Charities Regulator's top tips to donate safely this Easter

Press Release: 15/03/2018 - Charities Regulator welcomes prosecution of operator of unregistered charity shop

Press Release: 0503/2018 - Charities Regulator's Office re-opens

Press Release: 28/02/2018 - Charities Regulator's office to remain closed on 1 and 2 March 

Press Release: 28/02/2018 - Charities Regulator's office closed today (28 February)

Press Release: 14/02/2018 - Charities Regulator imposes intermediate sanctions on Good and New Shop

Press Release: 11/02/2018 - Charities Regulator publishes findings of Pembroke Dynamic Inquiry

Press Release: 05/02/2018 - Charities Regulator launches guidance on charities and the promotion of political causes

Press Release: 02/01/2018 - Charities Regulator opens inquiry into matters relating to online charitable donation firm

Press Release: 12/01/2018 - What is a Charity?

Press Releases - 2017

Press Release: 27/12/2017 - Public Must Be Vigilant Regarding House-to-house Collections

Press Release: 11/12/2017 - Charities Regulator's Top Tips for Christmas Donations

Press Release: 09/11/2017 - Trustees' Week Launch

Press Release: 31/10/2017 - Make Your Voice Heard - Charities Regulator seeks public opinion on governance of charities

Press Release: 23/10/2017 - Cork Governance Consultation

Press Release: 23/10/2017 - Galway Governance Consultation

Press Release: 16/10/2017 - Charities Regulator's office to remain closed on 16 October

Press Release: 12/10/2017 - Annual Reporting Reminder

Press Release: 28/09/2017 - Charities Regulator's guidelines to protect charities and boost public trust

Press Release: 24/09/2017 - Charities Regulator's work on concerns about unregistered "charity" shops

Press Release: 01/09/2017 - Charities Regulator receives action plan from board of Ataxia Ireland CLG

Press Release: 17/08/2017 - Ataxia Update Statement

Press Release: 01/08/2017 - Charities Regulator sends 'final notice' letters to 1,400 organisations

Press Release: 27/07/2017 - Charities Regulator publishes inspectors' report into Ataxia Ireland CLG

Press Release: 21/07/2017 - Charities Regulator launches first guidance documents to help charities

Press Release: 18/07/2017 - Annual Report 2016

Press Release: 28/06/2017 - Charities which fail to comply with registration obligations are undermining public trust and confidence

Press Release: 24/05/2017 - Charity Register can assist those donating during Ramadan

Press Release: 24/05/2017 - Charities Regulator appoints inspectors for investigation into G.L.E.N.

Press Release: 27/04/2017 - Charities Regulator publishes review of registered charities holding shares in section 110 companies on trust

Press Release: 13/04/2017 - Tips for Effective Cash Donations

Press Release: 31/03/2017 - Statement Regarding Inspection of Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR), RCN: 20082383

Press Release: 10/03/2017 - Charities Regulator announces a Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charitable Organisations

Press Release: 02/03/2017 - Statement Regarding the Statutory Investigation into Solas-Galway Picture Palace Teoranta

Press Release: 02/02/2017 - Statement Regarding the Prosecution of Oliver Williams

[Oliver Williams - Court Order - Case No 2017/13952]

[Oliver Williams - Court Order - Case No 2017/13962]

[Oliver Williams - Court Order - Case No 2017/13973]

[Oliver Williams - Court Order - Case No 2017/13981]

Press Release: 16/01/2017 - Charities Regulator imposes intermediate sanctions on Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR), RCN: 20082383


Press Releases - 2016

Press Release: 01/12/2016 - Think Smart with donations this Christmas

Press Release: 21/09/2016 - Charities Regulator launches Registration Hubs in Volunteer Centres across the country

Press Release: 05/09/2016 - Charities Regulator welcomes new powers to protect Charities

Press Release: 02/09/2016 - Charities Regulator to review Charities Holding Shares in special purpose vehicles on Trust


Policy Statements

Charities Regulator: Public Statement Policy - February 2017



Presentation: 28/06/2017 - Legal Duties of Charity Trustees, Wheel Conference 2017 (PDF) 

Presentation: 18/10/2016 - Good Governance Awards (Keynote Address: PDF)

Presentation: 04/10/2016 - Draft Acounting and Reporting Regulations Presentation (PowerPoint)

Presentation: 04/10/2016 - Charitable Fundraising Presentation (PowerPoint)



Public Update on Clothing Collections

Review of Registered Charites Compliance Rates with Annual Reporting Requirements 2016

Report of Consultative Panel on Charitable Fundraising

Charity Shops Update 22/09/17

Inspectors' Report Ataxia Ireland CLG

Charities Regulator Financial Statement 2016

Charities Regulator Charity Fund Financial Statement 2016

Annual Report: 2016 (English)

Annual Report: 2016 (Irish)

Review of registered charities holding shares in section 110 companies on trust - April 2017

Charities Regulator: Business Plan 2017

Annual Report: 2014-2015 (English)

Annual Report: 2014-2015 (Irish)