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Charities Regulation

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 13 June 2019

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (197)

Róisín Shortall


197. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the date documentation (details supplied) was received by the Charities Regulator. [24765/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Charities Regulator is an independent authority and was established in October 2014 under the Charities Act 2009. The key functions of the Regulator are to establish and maintain a public register of charitable organisations operating in Ireland and ensure their compliance with the Charities Acts. I have no function in this matter.

In line with section 40 of the Charities Act 2009, all organisations which had been granted charitable status by the Revenue Commissioners when the Charities Regulator was established in October 2014 were automatically entered on the Register of Charities.  I am advised that, in the case of registered charities under section 40 of the 2009 Act, the approval of the Revenue Commissioners should be sought in the first instance for proposed constitutional amendments.