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Ireland Companies Registry

Ireland Companies Registry – Companies Registration Office

The Companies Registration Office is the holder of statutory information on Irish companies and deals with the incorporation of Irish companies and the registration of business names.

The Companies Registration Office main statutory functions are:

  • To incorporate and dissolve Irish companies
  • To examine documents presented under the Companies Act 2014 and related company legislation
  • To hold and make this company information available

Services we provide in Ireland

Ireland Company Formations – Irish limited companies are a popular option for holding companies, with reasonable incorporation costs

Ireland Company Restorations – Where your Irish company has been struck off,  we can apply to restore the company to the Registrar of Companies

Ireland Company Dissolution – No longer require your Irish company, we can assist with formally closing under the Companies Act

Ireland Certificates of Good Standing – We provide Registry Certified and Apostilled Ireland Certificates of Good Standing, an Irish company has to be up to date with the filing of its accounts and annual returns for the Companies Registration Office to issue a Certificate of Good Standing

Ireland Company Search Report – Find out the Current Status of any Irish company with our registry searches

Ireland Companies Act 2014

The Ireland Companies Act 2014 is the official legislation of the rules and regulations of a limited liability company incorporated in Ireland.

Ireland Company Incorporations

We are part of the Companies Registration Office company incorporation scheme, we file all applications for new companies under this scheme this allows for companies to be incorporated and registered with The Companies Registration Office within 2 – 3 days.

The Memorandum and Articles of Association we submit to the CRO are pre-approved and only the following changes can be made for each company:

  • The name of the company
  • The principal objects clause (main business activity)
  • The shareholders and their shareholding
  • The witness and the date witnessed
  • Share capital

Once incorporated the Memorandum and Articles of Association can be changed by a special resolution.

The additional text inserted in the principal object clause must not be more than forty words long and ought to include a maximum of two distinct activities.

The principal activity must match the NACE code set out in the application form.

We file all applications electronically as part of the scheme and then submit the documents with original signatures, 2 – 3 days later we will provide you with your company’s electronic digitally signed incorporation certificate.

All statutory information provided by companies to the registry is available for inspection.

  • Company name, registration number, date of incorporation and registered office address.
  • All statutory information supplied by companies is kept on files by the CRO; in paper format in the case of companies formed prior to May 1990, and in electronic format for companies incorporated since that date.

In dealing with various departments of the Companies Registration Office on a daily basis, we have the best contact details and procedures in place for seeking information from the Companies Registration Office regarding registration and post-registration matters.

Ireland Registry Filing Requirements

The CRO requires Irish companies to file a separate set of financial statements with each annual return.

All financial statements filed with the CRO must be prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 2014.

CRO Gazette

The Companies Act 2014 provides for publication of information in an online CRO Gazette. The CRO Gazettes are published by the Registrar every Wednesday.

The Gazette includes lists of new companies, change of names, annual returns received and registered, liquidations, foreign companies, strike offs and company restorations.

Ireland Registry address:

Companies Registration Office 
Parnell House
14 Parnell Square
Dublin 1