Minister of State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a ‘lack of transparency’ around spending by a NUI Galway fundraising charity. File photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times .

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a charity linked to NUI Galway for its “lack of transparency and oversig(...)

Paul Kehoe, Minister of State for Defence. In response to a parliamentary question this week Mr Kehoe said the uniforms had ‘zero monetary value within Civil Defence’ as they had all been discontinued in 2006. Photograph: Sam Boal

The Department of Defence has asked An Garda Síochána to investigate how Civil Defence uniforms donated for use in Pakistan ended up on sale in m(...)

 At the launch of the national awards for charities were  (centre)   Deirdre Garvey of the Wheel, and (from left)  Maureen Murphy (Irish Catholic Girl Guides), Damian Leneghan (SeniorsLine), Judith Gilsenan (Debra Ireland), Diane Colgan (Enclude), Olivia Lally (Sightsavers), Josephine Glennon (Citizens Information Board), Nicola Toughey (Irish Catholic Girl Guides), Daniel Curran (Irish Red Cross)  

Charity employees are having to “justify themselves and their work even to friends and family”, an event in Dublin heard on Tuesday. Representatives(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland president Sarah Keane advises charities not to run away from controversy when a scandal hits and to be as upfront as possible. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The Charities Regulator is investigating a number of charities and has secured its first prosecution against a man in Sligo who was pretending to oper(...)

Console founder Paul Kelly. The charity is due to run out of money next week. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scandal-hit suicide prevention charity Console could be wound down within the next week, The Irish Times has learned. The charity is due to run out (...)

The legislation also deals with the manner in which charities raise funds.  Photograph: Frank Miller

New powers to enable the Charities Regulator to investigate financial mismanagement in charitable organisations will come into effect by early Septemb(...)