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108. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 115 of 6 November 2014, if she will extend the length of time, for schools applying to register with the charities regulator, beyond 15 April 2015; and her views that schools, and other education bodies, should, or should not be, obliged to register. [8357/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Charities Regulatory Authority is not currently accepting applications for charitable registration from education bodies within the meaning of the Charities Act 2009 and this has been signalled on the Authority's website, www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie.
I am advised that the Authority will be meeting with the Department of Education in the near future to discuss future arrangements for schools and other education bodies in the context of the statutory establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority last October. The website of the Authority will be continually updated to reflect any developments regarding these and related matters.