Charities Regulator urging anyone suspicious of Shannonside collections to contact Gardai

The Charities Regulator is advising people that if they feel that bogus charity clothes collections are taking place to report it to the Gardai.

It follows the distribution of a flyer in Roscommon, asking people to fill a bag with unwanted clothes which would be collected from outside their homes for people in Eastern Europe.

The flyer quotes Matthew from the Bible and has a picture of a dove.


After investigations from the Tidy Towns, it’s emerged that the flyers so-called charity number does not show up on the Charities Register.

Speaking on Let’s Talk today, Eamon Timmons says while these people can be brought to court for breaches of the charities act, it can be difficult when there are no legitimate details to follow up: