The Charities Regulatory Authority Now Established

The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) has been formally established.

This is an exciting and positive step for the community, voluntary and charity sector in Ireland.

The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) is Ireland's national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. The CRA was established on the 16 October 2014 under the terms of the Charities Act 2009. It is an independent agency of the Department of Justice and Equality. Read more here.

Charities Act 2009
The Charities Act was enacted in 2009 to provide for the better regulation of charitable organisations. Since its enactment, a number of sections of the Act have been commenced. Sections 1, 2, 5, 10 (other than subsections (3) and (4)), and 99 were commenced by the Charities Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 284 of 2009), while sections 4 and 90 were commenced by the Charities Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2010 (S. I. No. 315 of 2012).

The substantive effect of the commencement of these sections is to allow the Courts to grant relief to a charity trustee from liability for breach of trust where the trustee acted in good faith (section 90), and to regulate the sale of pre-signed Mass cards (section 99).

Download: S.I. 284 of 2009.

Download: S.I. 315 of 2010.

Contact details of the CRA:
Charities Regulatory Authority,
51 St. Stephen's Green,
Dublin 2.
Telephone: 01-633 1500

Visit the Charities Regulatory Authority website for more:

Written on 7 Nov, 2014

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