News from Ireland


Irish flagThe Irish Government has approved plans to establish an independent Charities Regulatory Authority for Ireland, under the terms of the 2009 Charities Act. The new Authority will come into operation in 2014.

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Plans to launch Ireland’s National Giving Campaign in Spring 2013 are underway, with The Forum on Philanthropy & Fundraising setting a campaign goal of increasing individual giving by 10% year on year to 2016.

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The Charities Unit of the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland has released details about the simplification of the tax-effective giving regime which allocates tax refunds directly to the charity.

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The Charities Act 2009 is progressing in Ireland with a consultation now underway and the possible appointment of a regulator later this year.

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