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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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For the Public

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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Publications and Reports

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.


Useful website links

Department of Rural and Community Development - The department with responsibility for the Charities Regulator.

Government of Ireland - A portal to government websites.

Houses of the Oireachtas - The website of Ireland's national parliament.

Law Reform Commission - Statutory body with responsibility for keeping law under review and making recommendations for reform.

Irish Statute Book - This site includes Acts of the Oireachtas and Statutory Instruments.

The Office of the Revenue Commissioners - Responsible for the system of charitable tax exemptions in the Republic of Ireland.

Companies Registration Office - The central repository of public statutory infomation on Irish companies and business names.

The Governance Code - A Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.

Charities SORP - Application guidance for charity accounting.

DóchasThe Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations.

Charities Institute Ireland - The merger of ICTR (Irish Charities Tax Research) and Fundraising Ireland.

The Wheel - A support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland.

The Carmichael Centre - A shared services centre for the community and voluntary sector in Ireland.

Volunteer Ireland - The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland.

Boardmatch - The National Corporate Governance Charity in Ireland, working to improve governance in the not-for-profit sector by strengthening boards and management committees.

Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) - An advocate for the Voluntary Disability Sector, supporting organisations to enable people with disabilities.  

Charity Commission NI - The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in Northern Ireland.

Charity Commission for England and Wales - The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. 

Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) - The independent Regulator and Registrar for Scotland's charities.

Please Note: The Charities Regulator is not responsible for any links to external organisations or sites.  Any references or links are provided as a matter of convenience only.  They should not be taken as an endorsement of the contents of those external websites or of those organisations.