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Welcome to the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies


The RBO is still operating during the COVID19 crisis. Processing of submissions is currently up to date.

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RBO Updates

For information on the Central Bank’s new Register of Beneficial Ownership for Certain Financial Vehicles (ICAVs, Unit Trusts, Credit Unions etc), click here

A New FAQ Section is now available at Section 15: Discrepancies and Non-Compliance

Before purchasing a Beneficial Ownership report, please check the number of beneficial owners in the company profile as you will still be charged for a report even where there are no beneficial owners registered for that company. Click here for section 13.3 of the FAQ

New segments are now available in Section 11 in the FAQ containing step-by-step guides and information on using the RBO Portal, in particular:

Section 12 in the FAQ contains information for Beneficial Owners who do not have a PPS Number

Section 14 in the FAQ contains information on why submissions reject and how to contact the Department of Social Protection

The Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies opened on the 29th July 2019, with a filing deadline of the 22nd November 2019 to file their Beneficial Ownership details.

About the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO)

The RBO is the central repository of statutory information required to be held by relevant entities in respect of the natural persons who are their beneficial owners/controllers, including details of the beneficial interests held by them.

Relevant entities are:

  • companies formed and registered under the Companies Act 2014 or an existing company within the meaning of that Act, and
  • industrial and provident societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 2018.

Filing of beneficial ownership data with the RBO must be done through an on-line portal.

There are no paper forms or filing fees involved and the RBO office is not open to the public.

The RBO website is designed to give companies and societies as much information as possible to assist you in meeting your beneficial ownership filing requirements.

We have developed a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and search facility on this website which will help guide you through your beneficial ownership filing requirements.

The information provided in our FAQs does not constitute legal advice and, if in doubt, companies/societies should obtain their own legal advice.

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