Charities Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate Bóthar

09 October 2020 Press Releases

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Charities Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate Bóthar

 

The Charities Regulatory Authority (‘Charities Regulator’) has appointed inspectors to carry out a statutory investigation into Bothar Company Limited by Guarantee (the charity known as ‘Bóthar’ - Registered Charity Number 20026592). It is important to note that the opening of a statutory investigation is not in itself a finding of any wrongdoing.


Concerns were raised with the Charities Regulator in relation to Bóthar in late 2019. The charity was contacted in early 2020 regarding the concerns and the Charities Regulator has been engaging with the charity since that time.


“While the Charities Regulator acknowledges Bóthar’s engagement with it on the concerns raised, the Charities Regulator has determined that a statutory investigation into the charity is warranted,” Charities Regulator Chief Executive Helen Martin said.


The Charities Regulator has appointed inspectors to investigate the affairs of the charity and to prepare a report on their investigation and findings. The Charities Regulator will not be making any further comment while the investigation is ongoing.


The charity’s entry can be viewed on the public Register of Charities: https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-the-public/search-the-register-of-charities/charity-detail?srchstr=bothar&regid=20026592