Posted on 23 April 2015
Charities established before the 16th of October 2014 now have until the 16th of April 2016 to apply to be included in the Register of Charities.
On Friday the 17th of April 2015, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, TD, announced a one year extension to the period within which charities established before the 16th of October 2014 must apply to the Charities Regulatory Authority for inclusion in the Register of Charities.
These charities now have until the 16th of April 2016 to make their applications.
The Minister said, “It is important that all charities operating here meet their obligation to register on the new public Register of Charities. This Register is intended to provide much needed additional transparency about our charity sector. I have taken the decision to extend the registration period in consultation with the Charities Regulatory Authority. I encourage any charity that was established before last October and that has not yet begun the registration process to do so now. ”
Applications for inclusion on the Register of Charities can be made through the website of the Charities Regulatory Authority at www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie
For further information please contact Joy Compton, Associate, Corporate E email@example.com
Posted on 15 April 2015
On 11th March 2015, the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins.
Key dates for the Regulation of Lobbying Act are:
(i) The launch of the web-based register on 1 May 2015 (it will be available to potential registrants from that date to allow them to familiarise themselves with the system) followed by,
(ii) The commencement of the Act on 1 September 2015, and
(iii) The first return required by 21 January 2016
For further information please see http://www.sipo.gov.ie/en/About-Us/Registration-of-Lobbying/ or contact Joy Compton, Associate, Corporate E firstname.lastname@example.org