You can register different types of businesses with the CRO. You can register a Company, Business Name (Trading Name), Foreign Company (External Company) or Limited Partnership with the CRO. The Registry of Friendly Societies deals with the registration of Industrial & Provident Societies, Trade Unions and Friendly Societies.

Please note that the CRO Public Office is based in Gloucester Place Lower, Dublin 1, on the corner with Sean MacDermott Street.

A company registered under the Companies Act 2014 becomes a body corporate as and from the date mentioned in its certificate of incorporation. A company has separate legal personality - it is a separate and distinct legal person. Registration of a business name does not result in the creation of an entity with separate legal personality.  The  owner of the business name - the individual(s) or company which has/have registered the name is the person to be contacted or sued.