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 (EEA).
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.
Section 137 of The Companies Act 2014 (section 43 under the old Act) states that if an Irish Company does not have at least one Director who is resident in the European Economic Area (EEA), a Bond must be taken out and must have a minimum validity period of two years. The Section 137 Non-Resident Directors Bond exempts companies registered in the Republic of Ireland from the requirement to have a Director who is resident in the EEA (European Union plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein). The Bond insures the company for a sum of €25,000.
A Bond in place does not replace or act as a Director of the company, It merely exempts the requirement of at least one director being resident in the EU or EEA.
we can arrange for a non-resident director bond to be deposited with the Irish government on your behalf.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The minimum number of shareholders required is one. Corporate bodies are permitted as shareholders.100% overseas shareholders are permitted.
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 Companies Registration Office (CRO) has been appointed as the statutory body responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the newly-established CRBO (Central Register of Beneficial Owners).
Any person who holds 25% or more of the company’s shares (whether directly or indirectly) is a beneficial owner. We require the following information:
Under the AML5D, the CRO will make low-level access of the Central Register data available to the public.