COVID-19 - The RBO is still operating during the COVID19 crisis as normal.


Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (RBO)

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

The RBO has restricted access to search the register to Designated Persons and Competent Authorities only, with very limited information being available to other parties in accordance with the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

 The RBO has contacted the Designated Persons already notified to them for the purposes of reporting discrepancies.

 If you are a Designated Persons and have not received an email from the RBO regarding access, please email

If you wish to read the outcome of Court’s decision, please see the CJEU Press Release