20 per cent of Kerry charities non-compliant with governance code

A fifth of charities in Kerry are not compliant with a governance code developed by the Charities Regulator.

This code is not a legal requirement and Charities Regulator, John Farrelly, says it needs to be covered by legislation.

235 registered charities are operating in Kerry and 80 per cent of these are in compliance with the code.

Mr Farrelly doesn’t think that having 20 per cent of Kerry charities non-compliant is a high figure: