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.


Companies Act 2014:  Change of Name Requirements

Certain companies in existence on 1 June 2015 are required to observe the new naming requirements provided for under the Companies Act 2014 (the Act).

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Re-Registration of an Unlimited Company as a Limited Company

Under the 1983 Act, limited companies which had previously converted to unlimited companies could not convert back to limited companies.

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Reduction of Share Capital at a Premium in Unlimited Companies

The Act provides that an unlimited company can reduce its share capital by the passing of a special resolution (S 1252).  This is already the case under the existing companies acts.

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