CEO of charities regulatory authority appointed

Euro coins The Minister for Justice has appointed the first Chief Executive of the new Charities Regulatory Authority. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill is currently serving as a Principal Officer in the Department of Justice and Equality, she takes up her new role from today. The Charities Regulatory Authority is being established to increase public trust and confidence in the management and administration of charitable trusts and organisations. Under it’s remit the body will be responsible for investigating and ensuring the accountability of charities. The Minister for Justice has assigned Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as the first Chief Executive, while an initial staff of ten are also set to appointed. Ms. Ní Dhubhghaill is currently serving as a Principal Officer in the Department of Justice and Equality.  She’s a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds a Masters in Applied Governance from the Institute of Public Administration UCD. The Authority will have an independent Board chosen by Alan Shatter. Selection of Board members will be based on an examination of the expressions of interest received and a short listing of the most suitable applicants. Alan Shatter’s described the move as a step towards the framework needed to increase transparency and accountability in the charities sector. The Charities Regulatory Authority is due to begin operation later this year.

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