The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the Regulatory and Support body for Architects in Ireland. Support services are also provided for Architectural Technicians. Although the RIAI carries out a statutory function as the Registration Body and Competent Authority for Architects in Ireland this is carried out on an entirely self-funding basis. The RIAI does not receive any Government Funding or State Aid for this Statutory Function The RIAI is a company limited by guarantee without share capital, registered in Ireland. Company Registration Number: 003498. Company Registered Address: 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Company Charitable Tax Exemption Number CHY 5436. The Directors of the company for 2012 are: Michelle Fagan, David Power, Grainne Shaffrey, Angela Rolfe, Orla Fitz.Gerald, Paul Keogh, Fionnuala Rogerson, Toal ÓMuire, Eddie Conroy, James Coady, Ali Grehan, Robin Mandal, Peter Carroll, Niall Meagher, Emma Curley, Eamonn Greville, Derek Meenan, Kevin Smyth, Laura Bowen, John Ruane, Joseph Byrne, Douglas Carson, Anne Lynch, Ronan Rose-Roberts. Since 1839 the RIAI has been committed to upholding the highest standards in architecture and providing impartial and authorative advice and information in issues affecting architects, the built environment and society.