The Charities Act, 2009 requires all schools to register as charities with the Charities Regulator. The Charities Regulator is working in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills to facilitate the registration of all Primary Schools and Post-Primary Schools in Ireland. This partnership will simplify the application process and limit the administrative burden on schools.
The application for registration is made via an on-line system, which is pre-populated with publicly available information obtained from the Department of Education and Skills. The Charities Regulator will issue an invitation to all schools, to register via e-mail, with security information and further guidance in due course. The registration of Primary and Post-Primary Schools commenced in 2016.