Guide to Irish Company Formations

Private Limited Companies in Ireland benefit from a low corporation tax of 12% and exemption for 3 years from corporation tax if taxable profits are less than €320,000.

  • The registration process takes 2 weeks and to ensure the process is efficient we have simple online forms, secure payments and easy document uploads
  • Our full range of company secretarial services eases the set up and management of your company, providing the opportunity for non-residents to incorporate a company in Ireland
  • We will make our Irish address available as the Registered Office of your new company
  • Company names in Ireland must be distinctive and pre-approved for availability and acceptability. We will check your proposed name at the Companies Registration Office (CRO) and advise you of any potential conflicts with existing companies already on the register
  • We will carry out your company name check free of charge to see if your required name is available for incorporation
  • The CRO has a name reservation system, so we can reserve your company name for 28 days once it has been approved

Company Directors

  • Irish companies only require one director
  • At least one of the directors must be resident in the European Union
  • Where there is no EEA director of the company a Non Resident Director Bond can be put in place

Company Secretary

  • Every company incorporated in Ireland must have a company secretary
  • A company secretary has the legal duty of filing all required documents and accounts
  • We will provide a Company Secretarial Service to ensure that important statutory requirements are fulfilled

Share Structure

  • The Share Capital requirement is €100, 100 shares of €1 each, unless otherwise instructed
  • Share Capital of the company is expressed in Euro’s
  • We will incorporate your company with a nominal capital of €50,000 to avoid having to increase the authorised share capital at a later stage, this freely allows you to issue additional shares without the need for a special resolution.  The nominal share capital is the total number of shares that can be issued by your company


  • Your Irish company requires at least one shareholder
  • Individual or corporate shareholders are permitted

Registered Office

  • An Irish registered office is required for your company. This is the official address of your business where all official documents are served
  • We will provide a Registered Office for your company

What we do for you:

  • We will prepare your constitution and the document for the appointment of directors, secretary and shareholders and outline details of the registered office address, authorised and issued share capital and assign a NACE Code to represent your principal activity
  • We email you the completed registration and legal documents. These documents require signing by the directors, secretary and shareholders
  • We electronically submit your proposed company’s documentation, then submit the documents with original signatures at the CRO
  • We then forward to you your new limited company formation package and all of the documents you require to start trading