Posted on 28 Jun 2018 Last updated on 23 Mar 2021

Depending on the work that they do, charities and other nonprofit organisations must comply with many legal and regulatory requirements.

From the Charities Regulator to the Revenue Commissioners, from the Register of Lobbying to the Health and Safety Authority and from Employment Law to Children First, charities are faced with increasingly complex compliance requirements.

In fact to list the entire range of potential regulators for nonprofits in Ireland would simply not be possible here. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the volunteers who govern these organisations (charity trustees) to make sure that the varied regulatory requirements are met.

How Can We Help?

In order to support our members in this difficult task, in this section of our website we will take you through some of the key aspects of the most common regulatory systems and point you in the direction of further resources. Below you'll find links to our resources on Charity Regulation, Lobbying and Data Protection. 

Our members can keep up-to-date with regulatory developments in a number of other ways:

  • Join our Member Networks so you can connect with peers in Financial Management, EU Project Management, Leadership, and beyond. 
  • Log in to our regular series of free Webinars for Members - this series often features webinars focused on regulatory topics. 
  • Read our Blog for updates on the latest news relating to regulation in the sector. 
  • Find out what The Wheel's Public Policy team are working on and take part in regular consultations. 


1. data Protection & GDPR

2. regulation of Lobbying

3. charities Regulator