Welcome to the Charities Regulator Website


About Us

The Charities Regulator is Ireland's national statutory regulator for charitable organisations. The Charities Regulator is an independent authority and was established in October 2014 under the Charities Act 2009. 

The key functions of the Regulator are to establish and maintain a public register of charitable organisations operating in Ireland and ensure their compliance with the Charities Acts.

The Regulator also engages in the provision of services to charities including the authorising of appointments of new charitable trustees, the framing of schemes of incorporation, authorisation of Cy-Près schemes and disposition of lands held upon charitable trusts.

Under Part IV of the Charities Act 2009 the Regulator has the power to conduct statutory investigations into any organisation believed to be non-compliant with the Charities Acts.  Anyone with information of wrongdoing should contact the Regulator by e-mailing concerns@charitiesregulator.ie . All concerns raised will be dealt with in confidence.


What We Do

Guidance for Charities and Applications for Charitable Status 

Charity Services

Concerns about Charities


Charities Order 2017

Charities (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017