Articles of Association

The articles of association lay down how a company is to be governed normally by choosing a standard set of articles provided within the Companies Act 2014 with appropriate amendments and alterations. Irish private limited companies are governed by Table A part II Articles.

This document sets out the rules under which the company proposes to regulate its affairs. Articles are required to be registered by a company limited by guarantee and having a share capital or an unlimited company. Articles must be printed and divided into paragraphs and numbered consecutively. A company limited by shares or a guarantee company not having a share capital may register articles with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). Model form articles are set out in the First Schedule to the Companies.

Company typeModel articles
Public limited companyTable A Part I
Private company limited by sharesTable A Part II
Company limited by guarantee and not having a share capitalTable C
Company limited by guarantee and having a share capitalTable D
Unlimited companyTable E


If no articles are adopted, it is taken that the articles in the relevant table of the Companies Act 2014 apply.

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