Charities urged to file annual report in the interests of public transparency

The Charities Regulator is reminding over 4,000 charities to file their 2016 annual reports.

The majority of charities in Ireland have until the 31st of October to get their reports in; failing to do so could eventually lead to them being removed from the Charities Register.

In February of this year, a Galway native was convicted in Sligo District Court for breaches of the charity regulations in what was the first case of it’s kind in Ireland under new legislation.

The case related to the Twist soup kitchen and shop.

More than a thousand charities have been removed from the register since 2016 for a number of reasons, including non-compliance with regulations

Speaking to OceanFM News, Head of Communications for the Charities Regulator Eamon Timmons has this advice.