A Health Service Executive review has been launched into the charity Ataxia Ireland, following a complaint involving allegations of financial irregularity.

In a statement, the HSE said it had sought and received "clarification on a number of issues" after a meeting with the voluntary organisation.

It said the complaint and other issues had been discussed with the charity.

In a separate statement, Ataxia Ireland said it would fully cooperate with the review.

The charity provides support to people with Friedreich's ataxia and other genetic ataxias.