The Charities Regulator has today, July 15th launched its Strategy Statement 2016 – 2018, outlining a number of core objectives as well as giving an overview of its organisational structures.
Speaking at the launch, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald said;
"It is important especially given recent disturbing and extraordinary revelations that today we are launching the Charities Regulator’s Strategy Statement 2016 – 2018.
"The regulation of the charity sector will secure its future and protect it against exploitation by unscrupulous, unprincipled and unethical individuals.
"There are many fine charitable organisations working in Ireland today. They are rightly proud of the work they do and the public are immensely supportive and grateful for that work. Without their commitment, drive and enthusiasm, Irish society would be immeasurably poorer."
Chairperson of the Board of the Charities Regulator, Paddy Hopkins, also speaking at the event said;
"I think the launch of today’s Strategy Statement is yet another key development for efficient and core regulation of the sector.
"It outlines our vision on how we will implement the core objectives over the next three years and ensure that the public have trust in the sector."
Also speaking at the launch, CEO of the Charities Regulator, John Farrelly, said;
"This document is crucial for the development of fair and strong regulation in the charity sector. The key parts of the document relate to Registration & Reporting, Compliance & Investigation and Stakeholder Engagement.
"It is my determination that as a Regulator, we will implement the law without fear or favour to ensure that the best interests of the public are served.
"This involves the on-going development and maintenance of a publicly available and up to date register and ensuring that there is compliance with the Charities Acts by organisations working in the sector.
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