Ireland Company Restoration

Under the Irish Companies Act 2014 there are two procedures for a company restoration. We are experienced with both. If your Irish company has been struck off the register for a period of less than a year, we can make a Fast Track administrative restoration to the Registrar of Companies.

Where your company has been struck off for a period exceeding a year, we make the application for restoration to the High Court and we attend the High Court and present the affidavit and petition.

Good Standing Status

It is important that directors submit company Annual Returns on time to the Companies Registration Office, failure to file the return will result in late filing penalties and invalidate the audit exemption. The Irish registry can start action for an involuntary strike off of a company for failure to file an annual return.

In order for the Companies Registration Office to issue a Certificate of Good Standing, your Irish Company is required to be up to date in the filing of all its Annual Returns and Accounts. The certificate of good standing shows a company has been in continuous and unbroken existence since the date of its incorporation. It also shows no action is currently being taken by the Registrar of Companies for striking the company off the register.

Restoring your Irish company to the Registry

You can apply to restore your Irish company to the register for many reasons including:

  • If the company was struck off or dissolved by the Registry against the wishes of the shareholders then, usually the purpose of the company restoration is to continue trading
  • A director or shareholder wishes to realise some assets remaining in the company
  • Complete a lease or property transaction

Companies Registration Office Procedure

  • An application for restoration of your company is made to the Companies Registration Office.
  • Documents included in the application vary depending on the grounds which your company was struck off.

Transferring Registered Agent

An Irish company can only be restored by the registered agent on record, or the agent must be changed to a new agent undertaking the company restoration, which we can organise.


Company Restoration Form
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