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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.


Search the Register of Charities

Charities in Ireland are required to be registered. You can search here for a registered charity by name, registered charity number (RCN), charitable purpose or location to get detailed information about the organisation.

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Check you have the correct spelling and details or read our guidance below on searching the Register.

      About the Public Register of Charities

      The Public Register of Charities contains information about more than 11,500 charities that have been registered with the Charities Regulator.

      A search should reveal comprehensive details about a charity, including their charitable purpose and objectives, trustees (also known as board or committee members), number of employees, annual reports filed, compliance with the Charities Governance Code etc.

      When searching for a charity please check you have their correct details. If you are searching by a charity’s name, for example, double check the spelling is correct and that you are using their registered name. Some charities are registered under a legal name that is different to the name they use for their day-to-day work. If a charity has a website you should be able to find their details there.

      If you are unable to find an organisation on the Register using their correct details, then they are not currently registered with the Charities Regulator and under the Charities Act 2009 cannot call themselves a charity. If you believe an organisation is holding itself out to be a charity when it is not, you can raise a concern with us simply and quickly by completing our online concerns form.

      Video - 'How to Check the Public Register of Charities'
      Download the Register

      You can download an Excel spreadsheet containing the full public register of charities.

      Download here