Summary of legislation and regulation compliance

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The Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee (# 20868), a registered charity (CHY5863, CRA20009502), an employer and a service provider.

The Irish Cancer Society has to comply with certain laws and has chosen to comply with several guidelines as well, as best practice.

This includes compliance with the following laws and guidelines:

Employment law

  • Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2012
  • Organisation of Working Time Act 1997
  • Payment of Wages Act 1991
  • Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011
  • Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007
  • Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005
  • Parental Leave Acts 1998 to 2019
  • Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004 and Statutory Instrument No. 51 of 2006
  • Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016
  • Adoptive Leave Act 1995 to 2005

Health and safety

  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Governance, finance and fundraising

  • Company Law (new Companies Act 2014)
  • Charities Act 2009

Data protection

  • General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service

  • Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

Cancer advocacy campaigning

  • Registration of Lobbyists Act 2015

Guidelines / Regulation compliance

  • SORP FRS102 (2015 accounts are fully compliant)
  • Registered with Charity Regulator
  • Code of Governance (Compliant)
  • Guiding Principles of Fundraising (Compliant)
  • Operating to the Charities Institute of Ireland Triple Locked Standard (Member)
Charities Institute Ireland Triple Lock Standards

The Irish Cancer Society has been awarded Triple Lock membership by Charities Institute Ireland, demonstrating its commitment to best practice in all aspects of good governance, transparency and fundraising.

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