The Companies Act 2014: What You Need to Know

16 June 2016

The Companies Act 2014, which consolidates and reforms Irish company law, was enacted on the 23 December 2014. The Act consolidates the existing Irish Companies Acts and many of the related statutory instruments into a single statute while simultaneously introducing significant reforms to Irish company law.

Companies Act 2014The Act was commenced as of 1 June 2015, with a further 18-month transitional implementation period. All companies must therefore consider the steps to take so as to align their structures with new company law.

The Act was published on 28 January 2015 on the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament) website. Hard copies produced by Mason Hayes & Curran are available by request by emailing

What you need to know

The below articles will provide an up-to-date and complete overview of what you need to do to prepare your company for transition:

Have You Re-registered Your Private Limited Company as an LTD or a DAC? (June 2016)

Personal Address Exemption for Officers (May 2016)

Good Board Meeting Practice – 7 Tips for Directors (May 2016)

The Companies Act 2014 – Making Business Easier (Feb 2016)

The Impact of the Companies Act 2014 on Real Estate Transactions between Companies and Directors (Aug 2015)

The Companies Act 2014: What Actions Do You Need to Take? (May 2015)

The Companies Act 2014 Update – Commencement Order Published (May 2015)

Part 5 of The Companies Act 2014: Duties of Directors and Other Officers (May 2015)

Part 14 of the Companies Act 2014 – Compliance and Enforcement (April 2015)

The Companies Act 2014 - New Compliance Requirements for Charities (April 2015)

Accounting Changes Under the Companies Act 2014 (Mar 2015)

The Companies Acts 2014 – Registration of Charges and Priority (Mar 2015)

Companies Act 2014: New-Form Company Constitutions (Mar 2015)

FAQs: Companies Act 2014: Preparing Private Companies for Transition (Mar 2015)

Irish Companies Act 2014 Overview (Mar 2015)

Companies Act 2014 Update (Feb 2015)

View a complete list of reports and publications of the Company Law Review Group since 2001

This article was originally published on 28 January 2015 and has been updated to reflect any changes since.

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