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.

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.