Companies Registration Office (Ireland)

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The Companies Registration Office (CRO) (Irish: An Oifig um Chlárú Cuideachtaí) registers and incorporates companies in Ireland as well as filing their annual returns.

The CRO has a number of core functions:

  • The incorporation of companies.
  • The receipt and registration of post incorporation documents.
  • The enforcement of the Companies Acts in relation to the filing obligations of companies.
  • Making information on companies available to the public.

It also registers the names of businesses which are non-limited trading entities such as sole traders and partnerships.

It also has the Office of the Registry of Friendly Societies which registers Industrial & Provident Societies, Friendly Societies and trade unions.

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