Ireland amended its Companies Law in 2014 and one of the changes refers to the company secretary. The new Companies Law that will be enacted beginning with June 1st, 2015, requires both Irish private and public companies to appoint a company secretary. The new Companies Law reiterates the importance of the company secretary and also proposes that the individual holding that position should maintain company records, additionally to the current responsibilities.
For information about all the changes brought to the Company Act please contact our specialists in company incorporation in Ireland.
The main duties established of the company secretary in Ireland, as established by the Companies Act are:
The company secretary’s name must also appear in the entrances of the Irish Trade Register about the company.
Among the administrative duties of the Irish company secretary are:
According to the law, any natural or legal person can act as company secretary in Ireland. There are no requirements in terms of professional qualifications or experience. The only requirement when appointing the secretary of a public company in Ireland is for the person to prove to the directors that he or she has necessary knowledge to discharge the function. The company secretary of a public company in Ireland must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
You can ask our Irish consultants in company registration about all the requirements for setting up a company in the country.