In today’s digital world, having a company website is crucial for any business to establish an online presence. However, it is equally important to ensure that the website complies with all legal requirements. For Irish companies, complying with the Companies Act 2014 and the guidance notes issued by the Companies Registration Office (CRO) is mandatory.
To help Irish companies ensure their website meets legal requirements, we’ve created a checklist that outlines the specific information that must be included on the website, as well as additional information that may be required.
Checklist for Irish Companies’ Website Legal Compliance:
To comply with Section 151 of the Companies Act 2014 and CRO guidance notes leaflet no. 7, an Irish company’s website must include the following information on the homepage or a link to a webpage from the homepage of a limited liability company:
- Company Name – with correct designation Limited (Ltd) or Designated Activity Company (DAC), etc.
- Legal form of the company
- Place of registration (for example registered in Dublin, Ireland)
- Registered number (from the certificate of incorporation)
- Registered office address – indicate that the address is the registered address
- If exempt from using the company type – it must be stated that it is a limited liability company.
In addition to the above, the following information may also be required:
- If including share capital, it must be the paid-up issued share capital.
- If the company is being wound up, this must be stated.
It is essential to display this information in a prominent and easily accessible place to ensure transparency and accountability in business operations. By providing this information on the website, potential customers and partners can access important information about the company’s legal status, location, and registered address, thereby preventing misunderstandings and legal issues.
Failing to provide this information or making it difficult to find on the website can lead to penalties and fines from regulatory authorities and can also harm the company’s reputation.
In summary, including the essential information outlined in this checklist on an Irish company’s website is crucial for legal compliance, and failure to do so can lead to penalties and fines. Ensuring that this information is easily accessible can also help to prevent misunderstandings and legal issues while boosting the company’s reputation.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. It is advisable to seek independent legal advice before making any decisions based on the information provided in this article. While we have taken measures to ensure that the information presented is complete and accurate, we make no guarantees as to its suitability or reliability for your specific situation. Megnificent Creative cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, or legal liability that may arise from your use or reliance on the information provided in this article.