Contact Details

Postal Address: PO Box 12858, Dublin 1.

Phone: 01-804 5499.

Email: rfs@rfs.gov.ie

Help with technical or IT issues is available by emailing: support@cro-helpdesk.cloud.gov.ie

RFS Public Office

The Public Office was closed on 12th March 2020 due to COVID 19 restrictions and has not reopened.

The question of whether the office will re-open is being kept under review.

View RFS Search Facility: CORE.

Documents with no scanned images available on our search facility can be requested by contacting our office via the following email address: rfs@enterprise.gov.ie. Documents for cancelled Societies/Unions are stored offsite and have to be retrieved from our offsite storage facility. As a result, such documents cannot be obtained on the same day they are requested. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Register of Friendly Societies, Trade Unions and Industrial and Provident Societies is available online and can be searched using CORE.

It is possible to search online (by name or number or letter) for a particular society or trade union. You are able to see a list of submission numbers of documents that have been filed against the society/union. Once you click on a particular society or union, you will see its number, address, entity type (whether friendly or industrial & provident society or a trade union), the date of registration and its current status. It is possible to purchase online an image of a scanned document. (Fee €2.50 – Payment by credit card and customer account). Any queries about the availability of documents should be addressed to rfs@enterprise.gov.ie.

Duplicate Certificate and certified documents with original signature and RFS stamp
All requests to purchase, duplicate certificates or any other certified documents and letters of status for RFS entities must be ordered through the this address: rfs@enterprise.gov.ie. Documents will be dispatched by post to the address supplied.

To obtain a Duplicate Certificate of acknowledgement of Registry of Registry of a Trade Union, Friendly Society or Industrial and Provident Society (stamped and with original signature) the fee is €12.

The fee for a stamped and certified copy of a submission filed with Registry of Friendly societies is €15.

Write to:
Registry of Friendly Societies, Bloom House, Gloucester Place Lower, Dublin 1

Please state the society/union name and registered number, and please enclose the relevant fee and a return address for posting the documents.

It is also possible to pay for the documents by nominating a CRO customer account , stating the account number, authorisation for deduction from that account and the email address of the person in the organisation associated with that CRO account

The CRO Public Office in Dublin was closed on 12th March 2020 due to COVID 19 restrictions and has not reopened.

The question of whether the office will re-open is being kept under review.