Form Comparison

The Companies Act 2014 commenced on 1st June 2015.

While many parts of legislation have been rearranged, many of the procedures remain the same. There are changes to every form that is submitted to the CRO, including the introduction of some new ones.

Most forms will have retained their numbering system from before - B1 for annual return, B10 for change in company officer information and B2 for registered office change.

To download a form please access the Forms CRO page.

Form No.  Old Form No.  Description Section of Act 
A1 A1 Company incorporation 22(2)/24
A2 44 Statutory declaration by company which has filed prospectus No longer filed
A3 44a Statutory declaration by company which has filed statement in lieu of prospectus No longer filed
A4 70 Application by a public limited company to commence business and declaration of particulars   1010(2)
a/c1 a/c1 Opening a deposit account with the CRO  -
B1 B1 Annual return 343
B1U B1U Group financial statements  
B1x New            
form
Voluntary revision of defective financial statements 366
B2 B2 Change of registered office 50(3)
B3 B3 Notice of places where register of members, register of debenture holders, register of directors and secretaries, copies of instruments creating charges and directors’ service contracts/memoranda are kept 216(6)
B4 B4 Notice of increase in authorised capital 93(3)
B5 B5 Return of allotments

70(7)

B6 52 Particulars of contract relating to shares No longer used
B7 28 Alteration of share capital 92(1)
B9 11 Notice of increase in members (CLG - Companies Limited by Guarantee and PULC - Public Unlimited Company with no share capital only) 1199(4)/1259(4)
B10 B10 Change of director and/or secretary, or in their particulars 149(8)
B10a New form Change in residential address particulars for a director in relation to multiple companies only 149(9)
B11 80 Statement of particulars of rights attached to shares allotted and not otherwise registerable 90(1)
B12 81 Statement of particulars of variations of rights attached to shares and not otherwise registerable  90(3)
B13 82 Notice of assignment of name or new name of any class of shares registerable under s90.  90(4)
B18 B18 Registration of a prospectus approved by the Central Bank for issue by an Irish registered company  
B18a B18a Registration of a local offering document for an amount not exceeding €5,000,000 1361(4)
B32 55 Statement in lieu of prospectus (private company being converted into public company) No longer filed
B34 67a Revocation of notice to carry on business as an investment company No longer filed
B39 55a Statement in lieu of prospectus No longer filed
B42a New form Notice of rectification of register of members 173(6)
B46 New form Notice of appointment/revocation of authorisation of Registered Person (person to bind the company) 39(1)
B67 B67 Certificate that company has real and continuous link to the State 140(2)
B68 B68 Notice re. exclusion of directorships from limit of 25 142(3)
B69 B69 Notification by individual that he/she has ceased to be a director or secretary 152(2)
B70 B70 Notice that a person holding the office of director or secretary has died No longer filed
B73 B73 Nomination of a new annual return date 346(2)
B74 B74 Statement of director’s disqualifications 23 and 150(2)
B74a New Form Statement of director’s disqualifications subsequent to the appointment as director 150(1)
B77 B77 Notice of authorisation/revocation of authorisation of an electronic filing agent 35 and 36
B78a New form Nomination of a new annual return date - subsidiary companies 346(5)
B81 New form Application to act as a Registered Office Agent (ROA). 50
B83 New Form Alteration of Financial year end 288(4)
C1 C1 Mortgage or charge created by Irish company 409(3)
C1a New Form Registration of Mortgage/Charge created by Irish company - Stage 1 of two stage procedure 409(4)(a)
C1b New form Registration of Mortgage/Charge created by Irish company - Stage 2 of two stage procedure 409(4)(b)
C2 47c Notice that charge registered in country where property is situated no longer used
C3 47b Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired by a company incorporated in the State 411(2)
C4 47a Series of Debentures no longer used
C5 48 Further issue of Debentures no longer used
C6 C6 Declaration of satisfaction of a charge 416(4)
C7 C7 Declaration of Partial satisfaction of a charge 416(4)
C10 New Form Judgment Mortgage 413(2)
C17 New Form Change in Person Entitled particulars in relation to a charge  409(8)
CBM1 CBM1 Cross Border Merger Regs 2008
D1 71/72 Application by a private or unlimited company for re-registration as a public limited company. Declaration of compliance by a private or unlimited company with the requirements for re-registration as plc. No longer used
D2 73/74 Application by an old public limited company for re-registration as a public limited company. Declaration by director or secretary on application by an old public limited company for re-registration as a plc. No longer used
D3 75 Declaration by an old public limited company that it does not meet the requirements for a plc. No longer used
D4 76 Application by a public limited company for re-registration as a private company No longer used
D5 77 Application by a plc. for re-registration as another form of company following a court order No longer used
D6 D6 Application by a limited company to be re-registered as unlimited 1296(1)(a)(i)
D6C New form Members assent to re-registration as a Company Limited by Guarantee 1297(2)(a)
D6D New form Members assent to re-registration as a Designated Activity Company Limited by Guarantee 1299(2)(a)
D10 83 Application by a public limited company for re-registration as another form of company following cancellation of shares and diminution of share capital 1040(7)
D12 86 Application by an unlimited company to be re-registered as limited No longer used
D13 65 Notice of application made to the court for the cancellation of a special resolution regarding re-registration 1287(4)
D17 78/79 Application by an existing joint stock company for registration as a plc limited by shares . Declaration of compliance by an existing joint stock company in connection with registration as a plc No longer used
D20 New form Application to re-register company type and statement of compliance 1285(1)(b)
DM1 New form Notice of Common draft terms of merger involving two or more Irish companies under Part 9 470(5)(b)
DM2 New form Notice of Common draft terms of merger involving two or more Irish companies - PLC included under Part 17 1135(1)(b)
DV1 New form Notice of Common draft terms of division involving two or more Irish companies under Part 9 494(1)(b)
DV2 New form Notice of Common Draft Terms of Division involving two or more Irish companies - PLC included under Part 17 1157(1)(b)
E1 12 Declaration of solvency 580/207
E2 E2 Notice of appointment of liquidator 592
E2a New form Notice of resignation of liquidator 641(2)
E2b New form Notice of removal of liquidator 643(3)
E2c New form Notice of appointment of liquidator following removal of previous liquidator 643(5)
E3 E3 Liquidator’s account of his/her acts & dealings & of conduct of the winding up 680
E4 22/23 Liquidator’s statement of proceeding and the position of the winding up 681(2)
E5 14 Liquidator’s final statement of account (members or creditors’ winding up) 705(4)(a)/706(4)(a)
E6 13 Return of final winding up meeting (members’ voluntary winding up) 705(4)(b)/705(6)
E669 New Form Notice of annulment of liquidation 669
E7 13a Return of final winding up meeting of members & creditors (creditors’ voluntary winding up) 706(4)(a)/706(6)
E8 E8 Notice of appointment of receiver 436(1)
E9 E9 Receiver’s abstract 430(3)/443(2)(b)
E10 17 Statement of affairs - Receiverships 430(1)(b)
E11 E11 Notice of cessation by receiver 436(2)
E24 E24 Notice of petition for appointment of examiner 531(1)
F1 F1 Registration of a place of business by an external company no longer used
F2 F2 Alterations in the memorandum/articles of external company

1302(3)(a)/1304(3)

F3 F3 Change in directors/secretary/persons who represent an external company/authorised persons/persons responsible for compliance with regulations  1302(3)(c)/1304
F4 F4 Changes in address of external company 1302(3)(d)/1304
F7 F7 Return of accounting documents of an external company 1303(1)/1305(1)
F8 8E Particulars of a charge on property in the State created by a company incorporated outside the State 409(3)/1301(4)
F8a New Form Notice of intention to register particulars of a charge by a company incorporated  outside the State 409(4)/1301(4)
F8b New Form Confirmation of particulars of a charge created by a company incorporated outside the State 409(4)/1301(4)
F9 9E Particulars of a charge subject to which property in the State has been acquired by a foreign company 411(2)/1301
F12 F12 Registration of a company which is a branch of a EEA company 1302
F13 F13 Registration of a company which is a branch of a non-EEA country company 1302/1304
F14 F14 Notification of winding up/closure of branch of an external company 1302(3)         
(e)/1304(3)(b)(c)
F15 F15 Notice of judgment opening insolvency proceedings in another Member State/decision appointing liquidator 1419
G1 G1 Special resolution 198
G1 - H15 New form Special resolution form - used in connection with Voluntary Strike-off only.  
G1Q G1Q Change of name special resolution 30/198
G2 G2 Ordinary resolution 195
G5 G5 Declaration of compliance for company type suffix omission from co. name 971(1)/1180(1)
H1 H1 Restoration of a company to the register. Can only be used within 12 months from date of dissolution 737(1)(b)
H1R H1R Restoration of company struck-off (Revenue) No longer used
H1-OMC H1-OMC Restoration to the register. For Owner Management Companies only. (OMC’s can use H1 within 12 months also). unaffected
H2 H2 Notice of disclosure order 812
H3 H3 Notice of removal of auditor 385
H4 H4 Notification of notice that proper books of accounts are not kept 392
H5 H5 Return by a company purchasing its own shares and/or shares in a holding company 116  
H5a H5a Return for re-issue of former treasury shares 1072/70/109
H15 H15 Application for Voluntary strike-off 731(1)(d)
H16 New form Objection to the Voluntary strike-off of a company 732(2)(b) 
H17 New form Cancellation of the Voluntary strike-off 732(4)
IG1 IG1 Registration of EEIG whose official address is in Ireland unaffected
IG2 IG2 Registration of grouping establishment in Ireland for EEIG whose official address is outside Ireland unaffected
IG3 IG3 Notice of setting up of grouping establishment of an EEIG whose official address is in Ireland unaffected
IG4 IG4 Notice of closure of grouping establishment of an EEIG unaffected
IG5 IG5 Notice of manager’s particulars and of termination of appointment unaffected
IG6  IG6 Notice of documents and particulars required to be filed unaffected
IG7 IG7 Notice of proposal to transfer official address of an EEI unaffected
IG8 IG8 Annual return for an EEIG unaffected
J1a J1a Application to act as a statutory electronic filing agent unaffected
LP1 LP1 Application for registration of a limited partnership unaffected
LP2 LP2 Notice of change in a limited partnership unaffected
LP3 LP3 Statement of the capital contributed by limited partners   unaffected
LP4 LP4 Statement of increase of capital contributed in cash, or otherwise, by limited partners unaffected
 M1  M1 Notice of change to a single-member company No longer filed
 M2  M2 Notice of change from a single-member company No longer filed
N1  New form Conversion to LTD company type (old Private limited by shares companies only) 59/60
N2  New form Conversion to DAC company type (old Private limited by shares companies only) 63
N3  New form Alteration of company name to include company type (alteration is from old Companies Acts only) 980/1190(5)/1247(4)
P1  P1 Return of accounting documents of partnerships and limited partnerships   not changed
Q1 Q1 Investment Company form. Registration by way of continuation on the Irish Register   1410(2)(a)
Q2  Q2 Declaration by director of migrating company which is applying to be registered as an Irish company on the Irish register by way of continuation   1409(1)(d)
Q3  Q3 Declaration regarding fulfilment of requirements prior to being registered as an Irish company by way of continuation   1410(3)
Q4  Q4 Statement that migrating company has been de-registered in relevant jurisdiction   1411(1)(a)  
Q5  Q5 Investment Company form. De-registration by way of continuation from the Irish Register 1413(2)(a)
Q6  Q6 Declaration by director where Irish company is applying to be de-registered as an Irish company by way of continuation in relevant jurisdiction 1412(1)(a)  
Q7  Q7 Declaration regarding fulfilment of requirements prior to being de-registered as an Irish company by way of continuation   1413(3) 
Q8  Q8 Statement that applicant company has been registered in a relevant jurisdiction  1414(2)  
Q9  Q9 Declaration that full inquiry has been made into the affairs of the company and that the company is able to pay its debts as they fall due   1415(1)
RBN1 RBN1 Application for registration of a business name by an individual   unaffected 
RBN1a RBN1a Application for registration of a business name by a partnership unaffected 
RBN1b RBN1b Application for registration of a business name by a body corporate unaffected 
RBN2 RBN2 Nature of change in particulars of a business name registered by an individual   unaffected 
RBN2a RBN2a Nature of change in particulars of a business name registered by a partnership unaffected 
RBN2b  RBN2b Nature of change in particulars of a business name registered by a body corporate unaffected 
RBN3 RBN3 Notice of cessation of a business name  unaffected 
SAP 203 New form Form for use with Summary Approval Procedure. Section 203 Companies Act 2014  
SAP 204 New form Form for use with Summary Approval Procedure. Section 204 Companies Act 2014  
SAP 205  New form Form for use with Summary Approval Procedure. Section 205 Companies Act 2014  
SE1  SE1 Formation by merger of Societas Europaea 2007 Regs
SE2 SE2 Formation of holding Societas Europaea 2007 Regs
SE3 SE3 Formation of subsidiary Societas Europaea 2007 Regs
SE4 SE4 Conversion of plc to Societas Europaea 2007 Regs  
SE5 SE5 Formation of subsidiary Societas Europaea by SE  2007 Regs  
SE6 SE6 Transfer of SE registered office to ROI 2007 Regs
SE7 SE7 Transfer of SE registered office from ROI 2007 Regs
SE8  SE8 Statement of solvency by directors of SE which is proposing to transfer from ROI 2007 Regs 
SE9 SE9 Request by SE for assignment of new ARD 2007 Regs 
SE10 SE10 Proposed transfer of registered office of SE from ROI   2007 Regs
SE11 SE11 Draft terms of formation of holding SE involving an ROI registered company or SE 2007 Regs 
SE12 SE12 Draft terms of conversion of plc to SE   2007 Regs 
SE13 SE13 Notice of satisfaction of conditions for the formation of holding SE by an Irish company/SE   2007 Regs 
SE14 SE14 Amendments of statutes of SE 2007 Regs 
SE15  SE15 Notice of initiation of or termination of winding up liquidation, insolvency or cessation  of payment procedures and decisions to continue operating of SE   2007 Regs
SE16  New form Draft terms of conversion from Irish registered Societas Europaea to public limited company   2007 Regs
SE17 New form Application for the conversion of an Irish registered Societas Europaea to a public limited company 2007 Regs
SE18  New form Draft terms of formation of Societas Europaea in a foreign jurisdiction involving an Irish registered public limited company   2007 Regs 
SE19  New form Draft terms of merger of Irish registered public limited company with non-Irish public limited liability company(ies) to form SE which will be registered in Ireland   2007 Regs