Ireland - Company Namecheck

Company names in Ireland must be pre-approved for availability and acceptability. The Companies Registration Office has an advanced electronic name reservation system. A name, if available can be reserved for up to 28 days upon payment of a non refundable fee.

The Companies Registration Office will only refuse a name, if:

  • It is similar, identical or phonetically the same as a name already on the register
  • It is offensive
  • It implies state sponsorship

Use of certain words such as Bank, Insurance and Group will require pre-approval and special permission from relevant bodies.

We will check on the availability of your proposed name at the CRO and advise you of any potential conflicts with existing companies already on the register.

Company Namecheck
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Ireland Key Points
  • Only 2 to 3 days to incorporate.
  • Directors can be of any EU nationality.
  • Only 1 shareholder required.
  • 100% overseas shareholders allowed.
  • Equal treatment for domestic and foreign shareholders.
  • No obligation requiring Irish participation in the management of your company.
  • Share Capital requirement is only €100.
  • Exemption for 3 years from Corporation Tax if your taxable profits are less than €320,000.
  • Low Corporation Tax of 12.5%.
  • We are members of the Irish Companies Registration Office electronic filing scheme.
  • We provide you with full expert assistance throughout every step of the company formation process.