Úna Ní Dhubhghaill who is the former Principle Officer of the Charities Regulation Unit has been named as the interim CEO of Ireland’s first Charity regulator.

Ms Ní Dhubhghaill is a senior figure in the Irish Public Service. Prior to her post in the Charities Regulation Unit, Úna worked in the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in the areas of environmental policy and corporate strategy. She has also worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs on Anglo-Irish policy and later in Irish Aid.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter recently announced that the establishment of the long-awaited regulatory Authority was being fast-tracked in light of the controversies surrounding the Central Remedial Clinic.

The new Charity Regulatory Authority is now set to come into operation this Easter, according to the Minister.