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Here are the 6 things one must do in order to start a business in IReland

Starting a Company in Ireland

Incorporating a business in Ireland can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be a frightening procedure filled with the potential for costly errors. This is why a lot of people opt to use a company formation service in Ireland to help them with the process of starting a business.

The process of registering a company in Ireland can be completed within two to three business days. Before we can begin the process of setting up your Irish company, we want eight pieces of information from you.


This means that the name of your Irish company must be distinct from any other company that has been registered in Ireland. A name that is acceptable to the Companies Registration Office must adhere to a specific set of rules-

  • In order to use words like "Insurance", "Bank" or even "Group" in the name of a business, specific permission must be obtained first.
  • Any term that is deemed inappropriate or offensive will not be accepted.

Non-descriptive terms like “Service”, “Holding”, or ”Solutions” and the names of places should be discarded because they have no significance.

Company Type

An LTD, a Private Company Limited by Share, is the most frequent kind of business entity in Ireland.


A Memorandum and Articles of Association are no longer necessary for a Private Limited Company (LTD) as a result of the Companies Act 2014 being passed. It has been replaced with the Constitution that allows companies to engage in whatever legal business they choose.

In spite of this, when you form a limited liability company, you will still need to select a NACE code that is appropriate for your firm.

Registered Office

In order for an Irish LTD business to be registered, it must have a registered office in the Republic of Ireland. Directors who live in the Republic of Ireland can use their home address for official purposes if they so choose. Non-resident directors can utilize the registered office services. Directors who do not have a physical presence in the country should use this service.

Company Directors

The shareholders of a corporation appoint the directors, who are responsible for overseeing the company's day-to-day operations. Company directors are required for a Private Limited Company (LTD). The nominated director must provide the following information before the business formation process may begin:

  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Nationality
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • If the individual is a director of any additional companies, they need to be listed

The company's shareholders are, in a sense, its owners. The number of shares allotted to each shareholder is based on their stake in the company. In order to become a shareholder, you must be at least eighteen years old. For the business formation process to get forward, the shareholder must provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  •  Place of Residence
  • How many shares the shareholders will be entitled to own
Company Secretary

In Ireland, every company must designate a company secretary in charge of seeing to it that the firm's legal duties are met. Annual returns, bookkeeping, and other legal requirements are all part of this responsibility. A person, corporation, or other legal entity can serve as company secretary depending on the needs of the company. When only one director is involved, a separate company secretary is required.

Authorised and Issued Shares

When a firm needs to issue shares, it has the ability to do so through its Authorized Share Capital. Typically, it’s recommended that a company's authorized share capital be set at €100,000, divided into 1,000,00 shares, each worth €1.00.

The number of shares that have been allotted and paid for by the shareholders is known as the Issued Share Capital. At €1 per share, it’s typically recommended to issue 100 shares. As a result, each shareholder would receive a share of the company's 100 available shares. For instance, 50/50, 70/30, etc.

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