13 Mar 2014
The Irish government has appointed Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as the first chief executive for the Charities Regulatory Authority and expects the organisation to be set up by the end of 2014.
A finance director raises concerns over the president's jet-setting at the charity's expense, particularly as her unaffiliated husband reaps the benefits too.
At the end of an audit, the trustees are asked to sign a letter addressed to the audit firm, confirming, amongst other things, that they have told the auditors everything they need to know. Often trustees feel unsure about this letter. Why is it needed? Is the auditor just passing the buck? Is it safe to sign?
One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.
A former Age Concern branch which joined with Age UK earlier this month is at risk of closure after losing its funding from the local council.
Chief executive of the Community Development Finance Association, Bernie Morgan, is to leave the organisation in June after eight years at the helm.
The charity tribunal has rejected the latest appeal by Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds), the charity that wanted to be allowed to discriminate against gay couples that wish to adopt children.
25 Mar 2014
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