Ireland Company Formations

Ireland Company Incorporation

Ireland Private Limited Company Formation

  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Constitution
  • File the documents with the Companies Registration Office
  • Appoint the first Directors and Secretary
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Standard government fee to Irish government
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares
  • Delivery of documents


Irish companies require at least one individual over the age of 18 to act as director. At least one director is required to be a permanent resident of a country in the European Economic Area.

If a European resident director is not possible, we can arrange for a non resident director bond to be deposited with the Irish government on your behalf. Our office in Ireland can provide all the necessary administrative services and company secretarial services.

Every company is required to have a minimum of 2 officers. Where there is only one director, this person cannot also be the company secretary.

Company Secretary

Irish companies are required to have a company secretary who has the legal duty of filing all required documents and accounts ensuring that the Companies Act 2014 is complied with.

The company secretary has the responsibility to file an annual return and carry out other functions that may be within the Constitution. A Company Secretary has a duty of care to the shareholders/subscribers.

If you do not have a director resident in Ireland we strongly recommend that our Ireland agent be appointed company secretary.

Share Capital

The issued share capital is the amount of shares that a company has issued out of its nominal share capital. In the case of most domestic Irish companies the company registration agent will initially issue one hundred shares, with a nominal value of €1 each.

The Constitution

The Constitution of a company sets out what the company may do which is very extensive. A NACE Code is required which outlines the principal activity of the company, which is used for statistical purposes. The constitution states how a company is to be governed. The Directors have to act within the Constitution as here the rights and duties of shareholders are set out.

Registered Office

This is the address where your company is officially located and where all legal documents are served. It does not have to be the address where the business is carried out and is in fact very often the address of a company's solicitor/accountant or the company's registration agent. Who provides your registered office address is very important since they will receive all documents from both the Revenue Commissioners and the Companies Registration Office and should be capable of advising and or dealing with such official correspondence. The Registered Office Address is where all documents relating to a legal action should first be submitted.

Procedure to Incorporate

Submission of Constitution, together with a Form A1 detailing the first directors, secretary, share capital, principal activity, NACE code and details of the registered office.

Principle Activities:

The companies purpose must be outlined in its Constitution and given a corresponding NACE code. We do this for you, we just need to know the purpose of your company.

Timescale to Incorporate in Ireland

Usually an Irish limited company can be incorporated within just 2 - 3 days from receipt of the official signed documents at our Ireland office.


The minimum number of shareholders required is one. Corporate bodies are permitted as shareholders.

Acting as your Company Secretary

Every limited company must have a Company Secretary, We will happily assist you with any company secretarial advice you may require, and certain company secretarial duties can be carried out on your behalf.

The Company Formation Package includes:

  • Irish Company Name Check
  • Administration of pre-incorporation enquiries and representation at the Companies Registration Office
  • Drafting the Constitution
  • Allocation of the NACE code classification
  • Fast track electronic filing of documents with the Companies Registration Office - incorporation usually takes 2 - 3 days
  • Payment of Companies Registration fees
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • 4 sets of the Constitution, one copy is held by the Companies Registration Office
  • Information Guide - principal duties and powers of Company Directors
  • Information Guide - principal duties and powers of Company Secretary
  • Draft minutes for your first meeting of directors
  • Combined Company Register including: Minute Book, 24 Share Certificates, Register of Charges, Register of Members
  • Completion and filing of Form 11(f) (The Companies Act 2014)

You will receive:

Original Certificate of Incorporation

Issued by The Companies Registration Office after incorporation. It shows your Company Name, your registered Company Number and Date of Incorporation.

Four Copies of the Constitution

These state the company name and sets out objectives of the company. It also establishes the share structure of the company.

The Constitution contain the regulations for the company, including, rules on the allotment and transfer of shares, the appointment and removal of directors, conduct of board and general meetings, etc.

Company Directors and Company Secretaries Guidance Booklets

A detailed explanation of your responsibilities and obligations.

Registered Office Address

The Registered Office is the company's address in Ireland to which formal communications are sent. We can provide a Registered Office for your company if required.

Combined Company Register

Here is where you record the issue of shares, the transfer of shares, the appointment and resignation of officers, minutes of board meetings etc. - the register contains:

24 Share Certificates

Register of Members & Share Ledger

Register of Directors & Secretaries

Register of Mortgages & Charges

Ireland fees to Incorporate
  • Time - 2 - 3 days to incorporate your Irish company
  • Company Formation - £540
  • Registered Office Fee - £320
  • Company Secretary - £320
Ireland Advantages
  • Directors - the director can be of any nationality or residency
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Share Capital - we incorporate with €100
  • Tax - substantial exemption from corporation tax when a new company employs Irish employees
  • Tax - Irish Resident Companies which actively trade in Ireland taxed at 12.5%
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process