The 4th AML Directive – What are the Other Changes in Addition to the Beneficial Owners Register?

By Andrew Lambe, 16th Feb 2017 (Updated 12th June 2017) The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD4), was transposed into Irish law 26 June 2017. A major part of this is the creation of a ‘Beneficial Owners Register’ which we covered in a previous blog. However, there are some other new provisions to be aware of which […]

Ireland’s Start-Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE)

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 16th February 2017 Start-up ventures and entrepreneurs are making an important impact on Ireland. They are changing the world and impacting the economy for the better but creating a successful business isn’t easy. Fortunately, a wonderful incentive has been announced by Ireland’s Revenue Commissioner and Local Enterprise office. SURE or the Start-up […]

I am listed as a director of a company I am no longer involved in – How can I properly resign from the company?

Director Resignation Letter

By Sinead Floody, 12th January 2017 (Updated 9th September 2020) ”I am listed as a director of a company I am no longer involved in – How can I properly resign as a company director?” This is a question that we get asked by clients from time to time. Director resignations are sometimes a simple […]

How to keep a dormant company compliant – Filing of annual return and accounts still a requirement

By Sinead Floody. 19th December 2016 In order to keep a dormant (inactive) company in good standing on the Companies Register in Ireland, the Companies Registration Office (CRO) requirements are the same as that of a company that is trading. The Companies Act 2014 states that every company must still file an Annual Return when […]

Company Bureau win Innovation & Excellence Award 2017

Company Bureau ( are delighted to announce that we have been awarded “Innovation & Excellence in Company Formation” by Corporate LiveWire for the third year in a row. This award is a true testament to our commitment and diligent team and reaffirms our position as the most progressive Company Formation and Corporate Service Provider in Ireland. We […]

What Changes will the Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 introduce?

Accounting Act 2017

By Sinead Floody, 16th Nov 2016 The Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 (the Bill) has recently been published which, if enacted, will give effect to Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the annual financial statements of Irish Companies. The Bill also recommends some amendments to the Companies […]

How to check if your business is safe from the digital hacking threat?

image of cyber security

By Simon O’ Connor, 18th October 2016 Cybersecurity breaches continue to be a hot topic amongst businesses. With companies gathering more and more information on their customers, there is an increased risk of damage to those individuals should a company suffer a security breach due to digital hacking. This information could potentially have a financial […]

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