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Time to call Irish charities to account

Charities are under fire over how they spend their cash, but the way they file accounts means it is difficult to see exactly where the euros go. A gold standard' in financial transparency must be aimed for, to win back public support, writes Patricia

15th December, 2013

The top-ups debacle has finally drawn wide public attention to the lack of charity regulation in Ireland, with the government and members of the Oireachtas now outdoing one another in calling for the 2009 Charities Act to be brought into force. The minister who is best placed to deliver the transparency and accountability the public is calling for is neither Phil Hogan, who has policy responsibility, nor Alan Shatter, who has regulatory responsibility for the...

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