Congratulations to the Diocese of Ferns who have replaced the Diocese of Ossory at the top of the Transparency Table!
The two largest dioceses (Dublin and Down & Connor) are near the top of the table. But Armagh and Meath are both well down the table. Smaller dioceses like Ferns, Elphin and Ossory have performed well and are keeping their websites updated.
Despite legislation requiring charities to report to the Charity Regulator being a legal requirement since 2014 only 8 of our 26 Dioceses include their Annual Accounts on their Diocesan websites. Of course they are not required by law to include their Accounts on their websites. But today most people seek information online and expect it to be provided in an open and transparent manner.
The scores are calculated based on 10 criteria developed by Voice of the Faithful in the USA.
Colm Holmes 1 October 2018