To form this type of company you need one Director, one Secretary (cannot be same person as the Director) and a registered office address.
- Minimum of one Director (one director needs to be an EEA resident):
Anyone can be a director of a company once they are aged eighteen or over and you do not need any particular qualifications or experience. A person does not need to work for the company or own shares in it. One of the directors is required to be resident in a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA). If you don’t have a director who is based in the European Economic Area (EEA), you need to take out a Section 43 insurance bond. We require one proof of identity and one proof of address for all directors, secretary and shareholders (read below for more information).
Anyone can be a secretary of a private company limited by shares and you do not need any particular qualifications or experience. A person does not need to work for the company or own shares in it. The secretary may be one of the directors of the company (only if the directors are more than one). A body corporate may act as a secretary to another company, but not to itself.
Anyone can be a shareholder or member of a company and you do not need any particular qualifications or experience. A body corporate may act as a shareholder to another company. In a multi member company there has to be two or more shareholders and they will own 100% of the shares split whatever way they prefer.
Example Shareholder A: 75%, Shareholder B: 25%.
In a single member company there will be only one shareholder who will own 100% of the shares.
The maximum number of Shareholders (members) is 99. We require one proof of identity and one proof of address for all shareholders (read below for more information).
- Registered office address:
It is a requirement that all companies formed in Ireland must have a registered office address based in Southern Ireland. The registered office of a company is where all CRO correspondence and all formal legal notices addressed to the company will be sent.
The address must be a physical location, not just a post office box number, because people have the right to visit the company’s registered office to inspect certain registers and documents and to deliver the documents by hand. A letter addressed to the company at its registered office address must be capable of being delivered by An Post.
If you do not have a registered office address in Ireland we will gladly provide you with this service (Registered Office information).