Ireland is located in the Irish Sea in the northwest of Europe which lies to the west of both England and the Isle of Man. The capital is Dublin, and the currency is the Euro. The official spoken languages are English and Irish Gaelic, with English being the language used most commonly. It is a member of the EU. An Irish company has many attractive features particularly where used as a holding company.
- TYPE OF COMPANY: Private Limited Company
- COMPANY LAW: The Companies (Amendment) Act 2009
- SUFFIX TO DENOTE LIMITED LIABILITY: Limited
- DIRECTORS: Minimum two, one of whom must be resident within the EEA (EU and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) otherwise a “Section 43 Revenue Bond” must be obtained – we can provide either the resident director or the Bond
- SECRETARY: One who can be a natural person or a corporate entity of any residency or nationality – we can provide
- SHAREHOLDERS: Minimum one who can be an natural person or a corporate entity of any residency or nationality – we can provide
- CLASSES OF SHARE: Registered
- CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS: €1
- OWNERSHIP: 100% Foreign ownership allowed
- TIME TO INCORPORATE: 3 – 5 working days
- REGISTERED OFFICE: Required in Ireland – we can provide
- ANNUAL RETURN: Yes
- ACCOUNTS: Yes
- DISCLOSURE: Yes
- TAXATION: 12.5% (0% in some cases until 2014)
- GOVERNMENT LICENCE FEE: N/a
- DOUBLE TAXATION TREATIES: 78
- LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENTATION: English
If you would like further information on setting up a company in Ireland or the formation of an Irish company or other Irish corporate entities or require professional advice relating to taxation or the structuring and requirements of an Irish company, please contact us. We can also provide advice on establishing a subsidiary, joint venture or foreign company to carry on business in Ireland.
We can provide a wide range of support and administration services, bank introductions, nominee directors, nominee shareholders, virtual offices, accountancy and legal services. We can also advise on compliance with all the regulatory and statutory requirements.