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IoD Submission: Charities Regulator - Consultation on the governance of Charities


In November 2017, the Charities Regulator published a consultation on how charities should be governed. On 6th December, the IoD submitted a response. Our consultation response focusses specifically on issues relating to good governance under the following themes:

  • Existing governance framework in the charity sector
  • Addressing inadequacies in governance
  • Board members - accountability, transparency and appointments

Crucially, in our submission, we propose that there should be a mandatory governance code for registered charities in Ireland. This code should be both enforced and periodically reviewed to ensure that it continues to be fit for purpose.