Irish Company Suffixes

Company law in Ireland requires all Irish companies to have a specific suffix at the end of their name, depending on their company type, such as:

    • Limited/Teoranta
    • Public Limited Company/Cuideachta Phoiblí Teoranta
    • Designated Activity Company/Cuideachta Ghníomhaíochta Ainmnithe
    • Company Limited by Guarantee/Cuideachta faoi Theorainn Ráthaíochta
    • Unlimited Company/Cuideachta Neamhtheoranta

However, there are some instances when a company can be incorporated without a suffix, or an existing company can remove the suffix if they satisfy the following requirements:

It should be noted that a company that is exempt from the obligation to include the suffix as part of its name is still obliged to show on its headed paper and other official communications the fact that it is such a company type. This option is not open to all company types, only those listed above.

Company Bureau can assist you with incorporating a company without a suffix and can also assist with the removal of a suffix for an existing company.

For more information on Irish company suffixes, or company law in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +353(0)1 6461625 or complete our enquiry form and one of our staff will be in touch.