New types of private companies and other changes under Companies Act 2014

Changes in Irish company law commenced in June 2015. If you need to form a new company you now have more options and existing companies have some decisions to make.

New private companies can decide to be formed either as:

(1) a private company limited by shares – a LTD, and the company name will end in LTD; or

(2) A designated activity company, which is a private company limited by shares, - a DAC, and the company name will…

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Income Tax 2014 deadlines for Ireland

Income tax deadlines are fast approaching for the filing of Irish 2014 income tax, Universal Social Charge (USC) and PRSI returns and the payment of the final amounts due (pay and file).

If you want the Revenue Commissioners to calculate the tax for you, you need to submit your tax return by 31 August 2015.

Revenue e-brief No. 74/15 provides"If a customer files their Form 11 after 31 August 2015 they must make their own self-assessment and calculate…

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Existing private companies and Companies Act 2014

Companies Act 2014 will impact on all existing companies registered in Ireland. What will it mean for your existing Irish private company?

Existing Irish private companies limited by shares have a transition period to decide whether they wish to remain operating as a designated activity company, a DAC – as all existing private companies have a memorandum and articles of association this means that they have objects clauses that limit the powers…

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New types of private companies under Companies Act 2014 – the options?

No doubt you have heard about the changes in company law that commenced in June 2015.

If you need to form a new company you now have more options. 

New private companies can decide to be formed either as:

(1) a private company limited by shares – a LTD, and the company name will end in LTD; or

(2) A designated activity company, which is…

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Know your consumer rights when buying online

2 quick actions to check if the retailer is in compliance with rules when selling online: 1. Do the terms and conditions specify a 14 day cooling off period? 2. What cancellation procedure is available online (or in hard copy) to cancel the contract and return the product?

My rights to cancel if I buy online


Case Study


Mary is busy running around on her lunch break on Wednesday.  In a store window she spots a blue dress for €75 that she thinks would be perfect for the summer party.  She has no time…

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