Fáilte go CIPFA (Welcome to CIPFA)

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CIPFA is the professional body for people in public service finance and the only accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to the sector.

Formed in the 1990s, CIPFA Republic of Ireland promotes excellence in the public finance function including governance, reporting and performance in central government, heath sector, education, local government and state bodies.

We are here to help whether you want to become a qualified accountant, need help with governance issues, or wish to enhance your skills in government and finance. We achieve this by championing the CIPFA range of professional qualifications and supporting public sector finance professionals through a comprehensive range of CPD events as part of a much wider public policy advocacy role.

And finally, a reminder for anyone who may need support. CIPFA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is available to you and anyone in your personal or workplace networks. The hub brings together information and support on a wide range of topics. Access is free of charge, anonymous and there’s no need to register.

Download the CIPFA Republic of Ireland Brochure  

Who's who in your region


Aileen Hughes
E: aileen.hughes@esb.ie

Vice Chair and Immediate Past Chair

Jim Kelly


Billy Carrie


Andrée Roche
E: andree.roche@dublincity.ie

What's going on in your region

Our AGM is postponed until further notice (due to public health restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic). 

 It is proposed that the outgoing committee continues on an interim/caretaker basis until an appropriate AGM date can be scheduled. We trust that you will understand. If you have any comments or queries, please feel free to contact our Honorary Secretary.

We take this opportunity to extend unreserved thanks to public and civil servants, charity workers and all those working in extraordinary times to provide essential services and protect the vulnerable.

Mise le meas.

Aileen Hughes, Chair, CIPFA Republic of Ireland Region

Nationwide CIPFA Committee Members for ROI required

Please send any expressions of interest to andree.roche@dublincity.ie

Regional events

Information about upcoming events can be found here

Policy and standards

Read CIPFA's responses to consultations on public finance issues in the Republic of Ireland.

Regulations in Ireland

Guidance for members about special regulations in the Republic of Ireland.

CIPFA's professional accountancy qualification

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Ireland now offers the CIPFA Certificate in International Public Financial Management (IPFM). The IPA is Ireland's leading public sector development agency and offers expertise and knowledge in finance and financial management. For more details, please contact the IPA Finance Training unit on 353 1 240 3600 or email training@ipa.ie

CPD training opportunities

CIPFA runs specialist training courses in public finance across the UK and Ireland, and can organise bespoke training to meet your organisation's needs.

Meetings and minutes

The Republic of Ireland Branch holds regular executive meetings and is supported by a number of sub-groups including an events planning group.

We are currently planning CPD and other events to promote networking and knowledge sharing on a range of issues including governance and financial management. We are keen to develop a programme of events which adds value and meets the needs of public sector finance professionals. If you would like to suggest a topic for one of our upcoming sessions, make a presentation or volunteer to support our region please contact our Honorary Secretary Andrée Roche.

CIPFA Student Network

The CIPFA Student Network  is the voice of CIPFA students at all levels of CIPFA governance: Board for the Regions, Members and Students Development Board and CIPFA Council.

Managing your membership

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  • Membership fees
    current fees and how to pay
  • FAQs
    a list of popular questions to help guide you