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Mind the Gap – guest blog from CEO of the Charities Regulator

John Farrelly, CEO of the Republic of Ireland’s new Charities Regulator, provides an overview of his approach to regulating charities in the latest post on the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland's new blog site, 

In his guest post, Mr Farrelly discusses his views on what a charity regulator in today’s word should be, and highlights the Regulator’s vision for Ireland to have a vibrant, trusted charity sector.

You can read Mr Farrelly’s post now at

About the Charities Regulator

An independent authority established in October 2014 under the Charities Act 2009, the Charities Regulator is Ireland's national statutory regulator for charitable organisations. 

Its key functions include the establishment and maintenance a public register of charitable organisations operating in Ireland, as well as ensuring charity compliance with the Charities Acts.

The Regulator also engages in the provision of services to charities, including the authorising of appointments  of new charitable trustees, the framing of schemes of incorporation, authorisation of Cy-près  schemes, and disposition of lands held upon charitable trusts.

Under the Charities Act 2009, the Regulator has the power to conduct statutory investigations into any organisation believed to be non-compliant with the Charities Acts.