Resources & Policy

Legislation

Companies Act 2014

The Companies Act 2014 was signed into law on 23rd December 2014 and commenced on 1st June 2015. The new Act has replaced the Companies Acts 1963 - 2013, introducing significant reforms to company law in Ireland.

Together with McCann FitzGerald, we have produced a number of key information updates on the Companies Act specifically for directors.


Bankruptcy Amendment Act 2015

The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2015 was signed into law on 25th December 2015 and provides for several changes to the rules on bankruptcy, including reducing the normal duration of bankruptcy from 3 years to 1 year.


Finance Act 2015

The Finance Act 2015 was signed into law on 23rd December 2015, giving effect to the taxation measures announced in Budget 2016.


Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 was signed into law on 11th March 2015. The Act introduces a web based registration system of lobbying activity and those carrying out activities which come under the remit of the Act will be obliged by law to register such activities.

Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015

The Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 (ICAV) was signed into law on 4th March 2015 and came into effect on 12th March 2015. The Act aims to enhance Ireland’s competitiveness as a domicile for investment funds.