You can now join us from the comfort of your couch!

Introducing Digital Membership - the fastest way to join Member First.

You can join us online at the link above. If you’d prefer, you can drop into your local Member First branch to join. Find your nearest branch here.

Decide what type of membership suits you - joint, single or juvenile account.Fill in an application form available below for download or in branch. Complete and return it to your local branch.

Provide the required documents (proof of address, photo ID and PPS numbers)* along with your application form. Membership of MFCU only costs you €1, and you have to lodge €5 to activate your account

Your application will be sent to the membership committee for approval. You’ll get your account details in the post

*Please note that the Public Service Card cannot be accepted as proof of identity or proof of PPSN.


Membership is available for anyone who lives or works in our common bond. This includes the total population of Artane, Ayrfield, Beaumont, Coolock, Donnycarney, Drumcondra, Marino, Raheny, Swords, North William Street, and their immediate surrounding areas.


Follow the steps below to complete your membership.


  • Join us online now or fill in an application form – Single account, Joint account or Juvenile account.
  • Provide the required documents and details (proof of address, photo ID and PPS numbers)
  • It only costs €1 to join, and you have to lodge €5 to activate your account
  • We’ll take your photograph for extra security
  • Your application will be sent for approval
  • You’ll get your account details in the post



To comply with the requirements of the 2018 Anti-Money Laundering Regulation you will need to provide the following …


1. Photo ID


A valid Passport or Driving Licence (Provisional or Full).

For a Joint Account, proof of ID is required for everyone named on the account.

And for children, we need the child’s Birth Cert as well as Photo ID, and photo ID for the parent/guardian.


2. Proof of Address


One of the following is required, and it must be dated within the last six months.

  • Utility bill (gas, electricity, etc.)
  • Bank account statement or credit card statement
  • Revenue letters/documents (e.g. tax cert)


For children, proof of address of parent/guardian is fine.

Please note that P60 and P45 documents cannot be used as proof of address.


3. Your PPS Number


You will need one proof of PPS number for everyone named on the account

  • P60 or P45
  • P21 Balancing Statement
  • Employer’s Payslip


And for members under 18, we’ll need either their Social Service Card or a letter from

the Department of Social and Family Affairs confirming their PPS Number.



Click here to download our Membership Joining Form




The maximum amount of savings for all members who open or reactivate their account after the 8th December 2020 is €15,000. The maximum amount of savings for all minor members (under the age of 16) is €5,000. These amounts are inclusive of all balances in Savings Accounts, Special Savings Account, CU Cash or Xmas Deposit Account.