An Irish Limited company can change its name by following the four steps below. It is a straightforward process if you use the services of Incorporate Ireland and the company can have a new name in 2-3 days.
1. Shareholders pass Special Resolution
The shareholders, either by notifying the company or by passing a Special Resolution at a Meeting, notify the Directors of the company to change its name. A Special Resolution is a resolution passed by not less than 75% of shareholders based on voting rights.
2. Directors amend Constitution
The directors change the Constitution to take account of the new name. The directors will want to ensure themselves that the name is available and they can do this using our Free Company Name Check tool. They may also want to Reserve the Company Name before filing the documentation so that nobody else can take the name.
3. Directors notify CRO
Using a Form G1Q, the directors notify the CRO of the Special Resolution to change the name within 15 days of it being passed by the members. The altered Constitution must be provided to the CRO upon submission of the Form G1Q Signature Page.
4. CRO update Registrar and Directors notify stakeholders
The CRO confirm acceptance of the Form G1Q and check if the documents are in order. Usually within 2-3 days, the CRO update the Registrar to reflect the change in company name and issue the company with a Certificate of Change of Name. The directors should then order a Company Seal and notify the stakeholders (banks, suppliers, customers, Revenue Commissioners, etc.)
Incorporate Ireland will change your company's name with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) in Ireland for €299 (including €50 CRO fee).
All CRO filings must be up to date before a Change of Company Name can be submitted.
Please fill out the form below to Change your Company's Name. Once submitted you will be taken to the payments page.