The new Chairman Designate of the Charities Regulatory Authority has vowed to stop ‘bogus’ charities from continuing their activities.

Conor Woods was speaking last week at the Oireachtas Justice Committee where he said that the new regulator will “establish who’s bogus and who’s not.”

He added that the “[Charity Register] will give absolute clarity to the public and that is a key issue for us.”

This February, it was announced that the new charity Regulator would cost €960,000 in its first year. Woods told the committee that the new body would need to be allocated proper resources if it was to be a success.

Charities are being asked to pay a yearly registration fee on a sliding-scale basis to assist with the funding of the new body.

Woods told the committee that all charities, regardless of their legal status would fall under the Regulator’s remit and “have to abide by the stipulations in the Charities Act [2009]”.

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