The Companies Act 2014 Ireland

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Welcome to the Companies Act 2014


The Companies Act 2014 came into effect on 1 June 2015. The comprehensive Act is the largest reform of company law the state has seen in half a century and is intended to make running a business in Ireland easier.

This microsite provides an overview and guidance on the main parts of the Act and what you need to do to prepare. The information will be updated regularly so please subscribe to our alerts and follow us on twitter so that we can keep you informed.


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Amended Already? The Companies Act 2014

Despite the huge effort invested in the planning, consolidation and revision of over fifty years of legislation which led to the Companies Act 2014 (CA14), it has already been amended a number of times, and it's likely that there will be further amendments before too long. 


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Existing Private Companies Limited by Shares

Have you thought about re-registration under the Companies Act 2014? Should you be talking now to your shareholders and key creditors?


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Bearer Shares will be abolished by the Companies Act 2014

If your company has issued bearer shares and does not convert them into registered shares within eighteen months of the 2014 Act coming into force, the Minister for Finance will become your shareholder!


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