Company Law Housekeeping – Stationery & Websites 

Did you know that Irish company law requires companies to include specific details on their company stationery and websites? 
 
Business letters and order forms 
 
The following information must be included on business letters and order forms: 
 
The name of the company including the legal form of the company (e.g. Ltd, dac etc) 
 
The place of registration of the company and its registered company number 
 
The registered office address of the company 
 
If a company is in the process of being wound up, this must be stated 
 
If the share capital of the company is referred to, then it must reference the paid up issued share capital 
 
If a company is exempt from the obligation to use the company type as part of its name, it must state that it has an exemption 
 
Directors’ Details 
 
Companies must also include details of their directors on all of their business letters on or in which the company’s name appears: 
 
The first (or initials) and last name of each director (or any former first or last name of any director) 
 
The nationality of any director who is not Irish 
 
Companies may apply for an exemption from this requirement to disclose these details though an exemption will only be granted in special circumstances. 
 
Websites 
 
Your company’s website must include the same information which is required to be included on businesses letters, on its homepage or by way of a link from its homepage, for example, the information could be included on an ‘About Us’ page. 
 
Trading under a business name 
 
If your company trades under a business name, you must state this on the company’s business stationery e.g. Grace Boland Ltd trading as Boland Law and also disclose the information set out above.eview the Irish implementing legislation to check if it contains any additional measures over above those contained in the Directive. 
 
Falling foul 
 
Don’t fall foul! Failure to comply with the requirements to disclose the above information on company stationery and on company websites is an offence under the Companies Acts and may result in a fine of up to €5,000. 
 
What action will your Company need to take to ensure compliance with Company Law requirements? 
 
Check your website to see if it satisfies the requirements, if not, make sure to update it. 
 
Review and/or update your company stationery to ensure that it satisfies the requirements 
 
Get in touch! If you would like to speak to us about how we can help your business, contact us at: 
 
T: 01 546 1072 | E: gboland@bolandlaw.ie | info@bolandlaw.ie 
 
This briefing is for general guidance only and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional legal advice. Legal advice should always be taken before acting on any of the matters discussed. 
 
 
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