Types of Irish Companies

Types of Irish Companies

What is the most common type of business organisation in Ireland and which type suits your business requirements? This helpful guide provides a useful summary to help you decide.

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Types of Irish Companies

The most common form of business entity in Ireland is a company. Relevant legislation is contained in the Companies Act 2014.
 
The Companies Act regulates such matters as the formation and dissolution of companies, share capital and its protection, dividends, duties and conduct of directors, publication of financial statements and the management and administration of companies.
 
Types of Companies
 
The most common forms of business organisations operating in Ireland are:

  • A Limited Company  
  • An Unlimited Company 
  • Investment Funds

Irish company law also provides for the use of the Societas Europaea or SE’s which is a European public limited company.
 
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