The report found over €48,000 had been spent by Galway University Foundation on business class flights between 2015 and 2017. Photograph: NUIG website

An investigation by the Charities Regulator into the National University of Ireland Galway’s (NUIG) fundraising charity found spending on luxury 5-sta(...)

‘Huge strides’ have been made in recent years by charities in increasing transparency, Liz Hughes, chief executive of the Charities Institute Ireland, said.

The Charities Regulator has said it is not satisfied with the practice of charities publishing abridged accounts. The comments come following the pub(...)

 Darren Ryan: I think you’d question a humanitarian organisation doing this to a volunteer, someone who is just raising legitimate questions.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Darren Ryan joined the Irish Red Cross as a youth volunteer when he was 10-years-old, and had been an active member for 26 years until recently. Fro(...)

Some 531 concerns were received by the regulator last year that 351 organisations may be in breach of the Charities Act 2009. Photograph: iStock

The number of concerns raised with the Charities Regulator last year was up by more than two thirds on the previous year, the watchdog has said. Som(...)

The Pálás arthouse cinema in Galway city. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The trustees of a Galway arthouse cinema which received millions in State funding did not get an independent valuation before transferring its ownersh(...)

The Charities Regulator has imposed sanctions on a Donegal-based charity over its failure to keep proper financial records. File photograph: Getty Images

The Charities Regulator has imposed sanctions on a Donegal-based charity which provides support to people with cancer over its failure to keep proper (...)

During 2016 the regulator wrote to 11 shops with concerns they were operating as “charity shops” while not registered. Photograph: iStock

More than 317 concerns about 223 charities were received by the Charities Regulator last year, an increase of more than 200 per cent on the previous y(...)

In the wake of the Console controversy the Tánaiste has signed an order that will bring some powers of the Charities Regulator into effect months ahead of schedule. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Charities Regulator is looking at using technology to “risk profile” the organisations it regulates. It is looking at whether it could use a syst(...)