Companies Registration

Department/Agency

Companies Registration Office (CRO)

Key information

The make up of the register of companies, new companies registered, companies dissolved and restored, changes of company name. Enforcement activities including strike off processes, company prosecutions and directors prosecutions. Solvency activities such as examinership notifications received, receiverships, liquidations notified by type and companies in liquidation. Information is also provided on registration of prospectuses, notifications to purchase a company's own shares, limited partnerships registered, applications to register business names, notifications that proper books were not kept, disqualifications and restrictions of directors and other persons.

Source

The Companies Registration Office administrative records.

Scope

All companies registered.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year and 31 December

Start date

2005

Timeliness

Typically six months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Company type
    Private limited; (LTD or Designated Activity Company (DAC); Public limited; Unlimited; Guarantee; External (Branches, EEA; EU; non-EEA;); European Economic Interest Groupings.
  • Liquidation type
    Members voluntary; Creditors voluntary; Court liquidations.

Theme

Economy - Finance

Page Created

2010-04-28

Page Modified

2017-08-01

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