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


Access to and searching the RBO Register

How to search for data in the RBO Portal

Information on the beneficial ownership of an entity can only be accessed via the RBO Portal.

To view, you must first register and open an account in the RBO Portal.

Once registered, you can log into your RBO account, then search the relevant entity using the search facility at the top of the page.

A video on “How To” search and purchase beneficial ownership details is available here: Search for Beneficial Ownership Details

Access to information

Regulations 24 and 25 of SI 110/ 2019 provides for two types of access to beneficial ownership in the central register – “unrestricted access” and “restricted access”.

Consequently, there are two tiers of access to data in the RBO.

Tier One: unrestricted access to RBO data will be provided to authorized officers of the following organisations:


The Garda Síochána, Revenue Commissioners, competent authorities and CAB may disclose the information in the central register to any corresponding competent authority of another Member State (Regulation 24(9), SI 110/2019).

Tier Two: Restricted access to RBO data is available to:

  • the general public, and
  • designated persons required by Part 4 of the 2010 Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act to conduct customer due diligence tests (e.g. financial institutions, accountants, auditors, tax advisers, legal professionals and dealers in expensive goods such as houses, cars, jewelry, etc.)