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 type||Model articles|
|Public limited company||Table A Part I|
|Private company limited by shares||Table A Part II|
|Company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital||Table C|
|Company limited by guarantee and having a share capital||Table D|
|Unlimited company||Table E|
If no articles are adopted, it is taken that the articles in the relevant table of the Companies Act 2014 apply.