Service Update from Company Bureau on Covid-19 Crisis

Company Bureau would like to take this opportunity to reassure its valued clients that we are still very much open for business, despite the threat of COVID-19. The welfare of you, our clients and of our staff is of utmost priority, so following the Irish Government lockdown on non-essential services until 14th April (to be extended) we […]

The Benefits of Starting a Business After Retirement

retired entrepreneurs

By Paula Horan, 23rd March 2020 Many people who have reached retirement are still full of drive and ambition. Don’t let retirement leave your life with a lack of structure or purpose, retirement is a time of reflection and growth. Starting a business after retirement can allow you to follow your passions and reinvent your […]

What is an Unincorporated Entity?

Unincorporated Company

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 3rd March 2020 An ‘unincorporated entity’ describes a business structure that does not undergo the incorporation process. In Ireland, these businesses are typically registered as an extension of the individual(s) that own them via a business name registration as a sole trader or partnership. It is important to note that this business […]

Compliance Update for Irish Charities

Compliance Update for Irish Charities

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 17th February 2020 Enhanced obligations for Irish charities have been introduced over the past few years. Most recently, the Charities Governance Code was introduced at the start of 2020. There are also obligations on Irish Companies to file a register of beneficial ownership with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership and ensure […]

Setting up a company in Ireland – Requirements for Irish residents

Irish Company for Resident Directors

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 12th February 2020 This guide contains useful information for residents who are ready to set up a company in Ireland. Ireland is home to many startup companies driven by entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. The following Irish company requirements need to be met so that you can be your own boss […]

Setting up a company in Ireland – Requirements for non-resident directors

Irish company for Non resident director

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 12th February 2020 Many international business people explore the possibility of setting up a company in Ireland with non-resident directors. Ireland is an attractive location to register a company because now that Brexit has passed it is the only mainly English-speaking country in the EU. With a low corporation tax rate of […]

Update on revenue bond requirement for UK based directors of Irish companies

Revenue Bond Requirement

By Andrew Lambe, 31st January 2020 (Updated 18th January 2021) We have important news for any Irish registered companies with only UK resident Directors in the aftermath of Brexit. Brexit Transition Period The United Kingdom officially began its exit from the European Union on 31st January 2020; this started a transitionary period which concluded on 31st […]

What is a social enterprise company?

socially responsible company

Caitlyn Buchanan, 15th January 2020 Are you looking to set a company to service the local community and promote social responsibility? A social enterprise company might be right for you. A social enterprise is a business that provides essential services to address existing issues in their community. These companies attempt to solve major problems related […]

New rules allow Limited Liability Partnership Structure for law firm partners

Law Firm Partners Benefit from Limited Liability Partnership

Caitlyn Buchanan, 14th January 2020 (Updated 14 October 2021) Irish law firms are now able to use an LLP corporate structure allowing the partners to avail of limited liability. By converting to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) the legal partners would not be personally liable for the firm’s debts, liabilities or obligations, meaning their personal […]

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