Using Search

Company Search

To get information on a company or business name, enter its name or number. Please define name searches as precisely as possible - you are searching the LIVE CRO database which is very heavily used. There are four possible name searches:

  • 'Contains all these words' searches for names containing these words (recommended)
  • 'Starts with this phrase' searches for names beginning with this phrase
  • 'Contains this phrase' searches for names containing this phrase.
  • The alphasort is a string created by removing common words such as 'Ireland', 'Limited', 'The', 'And', etc. and by stripping out spaces, commas, hyphens, etc. from the company name. To perform an alphasort search you should do the same.

Name searches may be narrowed by including address details.


You can check by using the Alphasort search, which removes punctuation, gaps between words and common words such as "Ireland" "Limited" and "The".

The alphasort search can be used for example where "THIS-IS. A. TEST Limited" is being searched for. Simply enter "Thisisatest" in the Alphasearch. The "- "and "." are removed. Where looking for a company named "THE TRIED LOOKING & TESTED Limited", simply enter "Triedlookingte" to find the business.

The public access to the CRO's 'LIVE' databases provided by this site is a means by which the public can search for and view data held by the CRO on companies registered in the State. Customers can also request documents and reports to be returned to them by email.

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