Government to Consult on Charities Act

Government has announced that it is to embark on a public consultation on the implementation of the Charities Act.

The announcement was made today by Kathleen Lynch, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, in her address to the 2012 Annual Conference of ICTR in Dublin. The Minister said the consultation will be “published towards the end of the year.”

It will deal with issues connected with the implementation of the Charities Act. These will include the setting up of a Charities Regulatory Authority; the statutory registration of charities and granting of charitable status, and the types of information that a Charities Regulatory Authority might require from registered charities each year.

The Wheel will be working closely with Government to ensure that the views of our members are represented during the consulatiation process.