Society/Union - Registry of Friendly Societies

Search for Society/Union Details

View RFS Search Facility - https://rfs.cro.ie/login

Documents with no scanned images available on our search facility can be requested by contacting our office via the following email address: rfs@dbei.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.

You don't have to register with the RFS to purchase a document. Use the Search by Entity Name box at the top of the screen to search for an entity without registering for use of the RFS online filing portal. You will be able to purchase a document as a Guest.

RFS Portal login

It is possible to search online (by name) for a particular society or trade union. You are able to see a list 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 status.

Society Details

It is possible to purchase online an image of a document where scanned (Fee €2.50). (Payment by credit card only).

Select the document you are looking for and then Add to Cart. When you are ready click on the Basket checkout at the top of the screen.

Purchase a document

Since you don't wish to register with the site, click on Access as a Guest instead.

Purchase a document - Acccess as Guest

Once you have done this you will be directed to the Checkout screen. Once you are happy with the list of documents you are about to purchase click on Continue.

 Checkout Screen

You will then be prompted to enter the email address to which the pdf document is to be sent.

Checkout - Delivery Details

Then you will be directed to the payment screen.

Checkout - Payment details