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The Charities Regulator was established in 2014 and is an independent authority. We are Ireland's national statutory regulator for charitable organisations

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In this section, you can find useful information on how to search for a charity and how to raise a concern. You can also review ‘Our News’ to find out about our activities and events

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In this section you will find our corporate and research reports as well as a range of guidance and resources to help make sure Ireland’s charities are well governed.


Charities Governance Code

About the 'Charities Governance Code'

The Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity.
Good governance involves putting in place systems and processes to ensure that your charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.
We have FAQ's on the Charities Governance code to help you with questions you may have. You may also find our training videos helpful.

Charities Governance Code training videos

Find out more about each of the six principles of charity governance and how to put them into practice in your charity.

Charities Governance Code Toolkit - Guidance Notes and Templates

Charity trustees are responsible for the governance of their charity and should make sure that the six principles of the Charities Governance Code are being applied. In order to assist and provide practical support to charity trustees in their efforts, the Charities Regulator is committed to developing a suite of guidance documents and templates.  To download a document, click on the document title below to access it.

Download the Charities Governance Code

Download the Charities Governance Code

Download the editable Compliance Record Form (WORD doc) 

If you have any queries regarding the Code please email them to and one of our team will respond.