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END OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD

The 18 month transition period provided in the 2014 Companies Act for companies to convert to a new company type ended on 30 November. The forms introduced for use in the conversion process (N1, N2, N3) ceased to have any legal basis under the Act on 1 December and any conversion form received after 1 December cannot therefore be processed by the CRO.

Companies wishing to re-register, change their name or adopt a new constitution, can do so by using one of the following methods:

(a) re-register to a different company type by filing a Form D20, Special Resolution, new Constitution and filing fee of €60 (see CRO Information Leaflet No 35 for more information),

(b) change their name by filing a G1Q form, amended Constitution and fee of €50 if filed on line/€100 on paper, and

(c) adopt a new Constitution by filing it with a G1 form - Special Resolution which is free if filed online/€30 on paper. 

Private limited by shares companies that did not convert to either a DAC or an LTD during the transition period have been automatically converted to an LTD by the legislation. Over the coming days, a new digital Certificate of Incorporation will issue for each such company to the e-mail address(es) held on CRO’s records for that company.

Affected CLG/DAC/unlimited companies which did not change their name during the transition period will now have the change applied by the deeming legislation. Over the coming days, a new digital Certificate of Incorporation will be issued by the CRO to the e-mail address(es) held on CRO’s records for those companies.