The provisions governing the registration of births in Ireland are set out in Part 3 of the Civil Registration Act, 2004. The standard procedures for registration of a birth require a qualified informant to give the required particulars to a registrar of births and to sign the register in the presence of the registrar.
In cases where no qualified informant exists or can be found, the Registrar General, acting under section 19 (5) of the Act, may authorise the registration of a birth, subject to provision of satisfactory evidence as to the facts of the birth.
In this case, the person concerned (or their nominated representative) should apply to the office of the Registrar General directly in writing and formally request that their birth is registered. Independent evidence of birth (such as a baptismal certificate or school records) should be enclosed with the application, if possible.
The application should be made to: Late Registrations, General Register Office, Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon.