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Irish Company Formation

Our incorporation services will ensure your company is set up correctly so you can continue on the path to success.

Incorporation Services

Are you setting up a business? It’s not as straightforward as many people believe it to be. Over the last 50+ years, we’ve helped establish and incorporate hundreds of businesses with our Irish company formation services.

Incorporation is the legal process of forming a corporate entity or company. It protects owners and shareholders as it is a separate legal entity. For this reason, a company must be set up correctly, especially if there are two or more people involved.

Who We Help

Our Irish company formation services are suitable for five different types of business.


Private Company limited by Shares (LTD.)

An LTD is the most common incorporation option for private commercial businesses in Ireland. It does not have a memorandum of association and has no objects stated in its constitution, making it very flexible. It can have a single director but, in this situation, a separate secretary must be appointed.


Establishment of an External Company (Branch)

A foreign company may establish an external company within Ireland. Any company that establishes itself must register with the Irish Companies Registration Office (CRO) within 30 days of its establishment.


Company Limited by Guarantee not having a share capital (CLG)

A CLG does not have share capital and is limited to its objects as set out in its memorandum of association. A CLG must have at least two directors and a company secretary. Charities and professional bodies commonly incorporate as a CLG.


Public Limited Company (PLC)

A PLC is permitted to have shares listed on a stock exchange that are offered to the public. It must have at least two directors and a company secretary and there is no restriction on the number of shareholders it can have. A PLC incorporation is typically used when a company is planning a major expansion.


Designated Activity Company (DAC)

A DAC must have the main objects clause included in its constitution, with the constitution clearly defining the specific business activities it will undertake. It has limited liability and must have at least two directors and a company secretary.

Irish Company Formation Services

Our comprehensive Irish company formation services, along with our in-depth knowledge of company law, will ensure your new business is properly established.

We can help you establish:


Company articles of association


Company directors


Company share capital 

Pre & Post Incorporation checklist

In the pre-incorporation phase of establishing your business in Ireland, it is important to ensure sufficient attention is given to all the legal and regulatory compliance requirements that will apply in the first year of trading and beyond. Throughout the process, our team at Gilroy Gannon will provide you with comprehensive professional and expert support.

Irish Company Formation Experts

When you are ready to go through the Irish company formation process to take your business to the next stage of development, contact us at Gilroy Gannon. Our team will be with you every step of the way.

Incorporation +

Incorporation is a standalone service that we offer at Gilroy Gannon, but your new business might have other financial, advisory, or consultancy requirements that we can also help with. Therefore, we can combine incorporation with other services – contact us to learn more.

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