John Farrelly

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Charities regulator John Farrell. He says “charity” has become important much-needed work done by ordinary people.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is among 12 State bodies that may lose their charitable status in 2018, the charities regulator has said. However,(...)

The seven shops which changed their signage to comply with the Charities Act 2009 were Munster Furniture Shop, Waterford; Sana, Galway; Christina’s Creations, Laois; Good Cause Way, Dublin; the former charity shop, Co Cavan; Share 2 Second Hand, Mayo; and the former Bandon Ataxia, Cork. Photograph: Google Maps

Seven shops have stopped marketing themselves as charity outlets after it was discovered they were not registered, a report from the Charities Regulat(...)

The Charities Regulator has written to the trustees of Ataxia Ireland asking them to find out whether payments of €84,009 made to the two founding former trustees are recoverable.

The Charities Regulator has written to the trustees of Ataxia Ireland CLG asking them to find out whether payments of €84,009 made to the two founding(...)

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(...)

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(...)

“If we’re going to court, we’re failing,” said Charities Regulator chief executive. Photograph: iStock

The chief executive of the Charities Regulator, John Farrelly, said on Tuesday that the regulator is moving to create a digital platform to ensure tha(...)

Officials are currently assessing the suitability of other charities to take over services run by Console, which is to be wound up. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A decision has been taken to shut down suicide prevention charity Console. The closure process for the scandal-hit charity will be formally announce(...)

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 (...)

Mary Ann O’Brien: “You must remember there was €4 billion of State funding swilling around in the charities sector with no proper oversight.”

Footage of Mercedes and Audi cars being taken into possession by the interim chief executive of Console over the weekend sent out a discordant image t(...)

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(...)

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