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Solicitor joins board of charities watchdog

26 Oct 2022 / regulation Print

Solicitor joins board of charities watchdog

Solicitor Stephen Keogh (pictured) is among three new members to be appointed to the board of the Charities Regulator.

The body is responsible for registering and regulating all of Ireland’s charities, with the mandate to promote good governance.

Keogh is a practising solicitor, and managing partner in law firm Sellors LLP.

‘Wealth of experience’

The other new members, appointed after an open competition through the Public Appointments Service (PAS), are:

  • Darren Lehane SC, who practises in the areas of public law, commercial law, and chancery law, and
  • Michael O’Sullivan, a former Assistant Commissioner with an Garda Síochána, who retired in 2020 as the head of the National Crime and Security Intelligence Service.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys said that the new members would bring “a wealth of experience and expertise” to the work of the regulator.

The watchdog, set up in October 2014 under the Charities Act 2009, now has a 13-member board, comprising seven men and six women.

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