Registration of a Retail Pharmacy

The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authority.

Competent Authority

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) is the competent authority for pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland.

Application for First time registration of a Retail Pharmacy Business

Anyone wishing to open a retail pharmacy business must apply to register that pharmacy at least 60 days before it is opened, and have the application processed and registered in accordance with statutory rules before it may operate.

To request a First Registration Application form please contact the PSI at or call +353 (0)1 2184000.

The current fee for application for first-time registration of a retail pharmacy business is €3,325.

Full details on first time applications can be found here.

Application for Continued Registration for Retails Pharmacy Businesses

Pharmacy owners must apply on an annual basis for continued registration of their pharmacy at least 30 days before the expiry date of their current certificate.

A process of cancellation of registration and removal from the Register of Retail Pharmacy Businesses will commence for registrants who have failed to make the necessary application for continued registration by the date of expiry of the current certificate of registration.

Applications for continued registration can be made online using the Registrant Login facility on the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland website. The PSI Guide to Online Retail Pharmacy Business Continued Registration provides information on how to apply online and the methods of payment that may be used.

Postal applications can be submitted by post, with the required fee, to: Registration Unit, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, PSI House, 15-19 Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD72.

The application fee for continued registration of a retail pharmacy business is €2,135.00

For further information, please refer to the Continued Registration for Retail Pharmacy Businesses section on the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland website.

Contact details

Queries may be addressed to PSI at the following contact details:

PSI House,

Fenian Street,

Dublin 2


Phone: +353 1 218 4000