How to Maintain Irish Company Tax Residence during the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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By Andrew Lambe, 27th April 2020 As the COVID-19 situation develops, countries around the world are expecting to see a significant economic impact which will most likely result in a global recession. The Irish Government and many other countries have announced various measures to restrict contact and flatten the curve of infection. The current restrictions […]

Maintaining company secretarial practices and good corporate governance during COVID-19

Company Secretarial practices

By Sinéad Floody ACG, 21st April 2020 (Updated 12th Oct 2020) The Covid-19 Global Pandemic has affected all companies in some shape or form due to the government restrictions put in place, such as travel limitations and social distancing. While it is important for Irish registered companies to recognise how the pandemic is impacting them, […]

Support for Irish businesses in response to the Covid-19 Outbreak

Covid support for Irish business

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 8th April 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the most challenging situation for Irish Businesses since the 2008 financial crisis. The Irish Government and Department of Enterprise, Business and Innovation (DBEI) have launched a range of supports to assist businesses to stay open and keep their staff employed during this difficult […]

Hybrid AGM: How to fulfil Annual General Meeting requirements remotely

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By Ashley Coakley, 7th April 2020 (Updated 25th May 2022) The legislation to allow Annual General Meetings to be held online has been extended until 31st December 2022. The extension of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 has been welcomed by some 240,000 companies and 950 industrial and provident societies in Ireland. There is […]

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

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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

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

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 […]