“It is important that, as Chairman of this great organisation, I share with you the lengths to which we go to ensure we are fully compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements and that we exercise good governance at all times. We have built up huge trust with the general public, our medical stakeholders, sponsors and donors and we do not take this for granted.
Arthritis Ireland is a limited company with charity status, which means that we are subject to all the rigour and rules imposed by the Companies Registration Office. As a charity, committed to operating to the highest standards of good practice and transparency, we are also happy to confirm that we welcome and sign-up to the following codes of practice:”
- John O’Flynn
The code of governance for type C organisations:
This is the standard code by which all charities should measure their governance arrangements and Arthritis Ireland has signed up to this and practise the ethos laid out in the code. Click here to see our commitment to the principles of good governance.
The statement of guiding principles for fundraising:
This is the guiding standard as developed by the Irish Charity Tax Reform Group and Arthritis Ireland.
Statement of recommended practice or SORP:
SORPs provide recommendations for accounting and reporting, in particular, how accounting standards should be applied in particular sectors. SORPs aim to provide consistency of accounting treatment within our sector. Whilst this has not been compulsory in Ireland, Arthritis Ireland has adopted the SORP format since 2006 and anticipates that the new Charity Regulator will recommend this format for all charities.
The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015:
The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. Arthritis Ireland has registered and practice compliance with all the directives set out in the legislation.
The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA):
The CRA is Ireland's national agency for charitable organisations. Arthritis Ireland has registered with the CRA and practise compliance with all the directives set out by this statutory agency.