Better regulation needed for charities

Irish charities need to be better regulated and must communicate more effectively, if they are to continue to make a difference in changing the sector, according to Caroline Casey, founder of the Aisling Foundation and the annual Ability Awards.

21st October, 2006

‘‘Every sector needs to take accountability for itself. Our sector isn’t doing that well yet, but it is trying and it’s building itself,” said Casey. She was speaking at the recent launch of Ashoka Ireland, which invests in social entrepreneurs. Casey was made the organisation’s first Irish fellow.

‘‘The jump between charity models has been ad hoc - it hasn’t been planned,” said Casey. ‘‘You’re going...

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