Enforcement Actions Accelerate: CRO Cracks Down on Non-Compliant Companies

By Andrew Lambe, 5th October 2023 (Updated 13th November 2023) In pursuit of improved regulatory compliance, the Companies Registration Office (CRO) has undertaken significant efforts of late to enforce regulatory requirements and encourage good corporate governance. In July, the CRO doubled down on these compliance efforts by issuing warning letters to companies that had failed […]

EU Tax Reforms: Forging a Unified Path in Corporate Taxation and Transfer Pricing

EU Tax Reforms

By Shannon Power, 5th October 2023 In a significant leap toward ensuring fair and consistent taxation across the European Union (EU), the European Commission unveiled ground-breaking proposals on 12th September 2023. These proposals, the Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT) Directive and the Transfer Pricing (TP) Directive, aim to revolutionise the EU’s corporate tax […]

Navigating September: Essential Tax Filings for Small Businesses in Ireland

September 2023 Tax filings

By Kasia Gawel, 29th August 2023 As September rolls around, small business owners in Ireland find themselves at a critical juncture for tax filings and tax deadlines. With the summer season winding down and the business landscape shifting, it’s crucial to stay on top of your tax responsibilities to ensure compliance and avoid unnecessary penalties. […]

Demystifying Share Transfers: FAQs for Irish Limited Companies

Share Transfer FAQs

By Nicola Fitzpatrick, 29th August 2023 In the world of business, change is inevitable. Companies evolve, grow, and sometimes even restructure to adapt to shifting markets and emerging opportunities. One such method of reorganisation that often arises in Irish limited companies is the concept of share transfers. But what exactly are share transfers, and how […]

Understanding Proprietary Directors in Ireland and their Significance

Proprietary Directors in Ireland

By Shannon Power, 25th August 2023 Company Directors have a critical role in guiding a company’s path in the complex realm of corporate governance. Proprietary directors, a crucial category of company directors, hold particular importance in Irish company law. This blog post will examine the definition of a proprietary director in Ireland and their significance […]

CRO Begins Issuing 10-Week Warning Letters Around Annual Returns

Cro Warning Letters

By Shannon Power, 1st August 2023 (Updated 24th January 2024) As part of an enforcement drive, the Companies Registration Office (CRO) has begun issuing 10-Week Warning Letters to those companies who have not fulfilled their annual returns/compliance requirements, notifying them of the potential consequences of non-compliance. In this blog post, we will delve into the […]

How to Ensure Compliance when Setting up a Branch in Ireland

Branch Company in Ireland

By Nicola Fitzpatrick, 28th July 2023 Ireland is a popular destination for multinational companies seeking to establish a branch presence due to its attractive business environment and favourable tax policies. However, operating a branch company in Ireland comes with certain obligations and legal requirements to ensure compliance with Irish regulations. In this article, we will […]

Companies Registration Office (CRO) Update: PPS Numbers, Enforcement, Processing, RBO, and Cross-Border Mergers

companies registration office update

By Shannon Power, 6th July 2023 On the 21st of June 2023, the Stakeholder Forum Meeting took place, giving us insight into current changes and updates from within the Companies Registration Office (CRO). We are pleased to be able to provide a list of the key points discussed during the meeting: PPS Number Update: During […]

How to Avoid Corporate Governance Issues in an Irish Company

how to avoid corporate governance issues in ireland

By Shannon Power, 6th July 2023 Corporate compliance and governance are crucial aspects of any business, serving as the foundation for transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour. In Ireland, a country known for its robust business environment and thriving economy, maintaining high corporate compliance standards is paramount. In light of recent events in Ireland’s entertainment sector, […]

Exploring the Newly Enacted Mobility Directive and its Impact on Irish Law

Mobility Regulations

By Shannon Power, 7th June 2023 The European Union (Cross-Border Conversions, Mergers, and Divisions) Regulations (S.I. No. 233 of 2023), commonly referred to as the Mobility Regulations, were implemented on May 24th 2023, signifying a noteworthy advancement in EU corporate law. The Mobility Regulations give effect to the provisions of the European Union’s Mobility Directive. […]

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