Irish Red Cross criticised by auditors
In a recently issued audit report, the Irish Red Cross were criticised by their auditors over several matters including:
- how the charity manages restricted funds;
- how over €120,000 was deducted from four humanitarian appeal funds, as an administration charge without proper back-up to justify this;
- not all travel and subsistence claims were backed up by receipts; and
- for the lack of a proper purchase order system for spending money drawn down from overseas project funds.
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