Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (220)

Mick Wallace

Ceist:

220. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when he last met the chairperson of the Charities Regulatory Authority; and when he will next meet the chairperson. [3243/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Oversight and Assurance Agreement between my Department and the Charities Regulator specifies that the Minister may meet annually with the Chair and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Charities Regulator. The last such meeting took place on 21 June 2018.

There is currently a vacancy at CEO level in the Regulator which is in the process of being filled by way of a competitive recruitment process.  The next meeting with the Minister will be formally arranged following the appointment of the new CEO.

Meetings take place at official level between my Department and the Charities Regulator on an ongoing basis.