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Articles & Resources for Setting Up and Growing a Business in Ireland

Advantages of Setting Up a Limited Company in Ireland

26 August 2016 By Ann Donnelly


Are you looking for a base for your international operations?

The 2008-2012 Business Environment Ranking of the Economist Intelligence Unit placed Ireland 11th globally out of 82 countries, naming it as one of the most attractive business...

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Sole Trader vs Limited Company Ireland

25 August 2016 By Ann Donnelly


If you are self employed or have an idea to started up your own business, you are probably looking at the advantages of working as a sole trader vs trading as a limited company.

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Requirement for Company Directors to have an Irish Personal Public Service (PPS) Number

11 February 2014 By Ann Donnelly


In Ireland, Company Directors are required to have an Irish Personal Public Service (PPS) number. This is a government requirement for normal identification and security purposes; and most Irish citizens and those that have been resident in the...

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Applying for a Bank Account in Ireland

11 February 2014 By Ann Donnelly


The Banking process in Ireland is guided by the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2013. This requires designated bodies such as Banking institutions to obtain sufficient identification documents and information...

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How does our ltd company qualify for audit exemption and thereby keep its accountancy costs reasonable?

26 February 2013 By Ann Donnelly


  • Firstly you need to ensure it is not one of the 19 excluded activities companies listed in the Second Schedule to the 1999 Act. These are generally financially regulated companies.
  • The turnover, number of employees and balance sheet total must be...
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