Establishing a Business Consulting Company

The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below.

Detailed below is an overview of the administrative procedures involved for a business consulting company intending to establish in Ireland, and to provide services specialising in tax advice, auditing, accountancy and IT consultancy.

Registering a CompanySetting up a Subsidiary Company

Procedures required for specialising in Tax Advice,

Auditing, Accountancy, and IT Consultancy Services

Employment Rights
Further information

Registering a Company

The competent authority for registering a company is the Companies Registration Office. The establishment of a private limited liability company can be registered at the Companies Registration Office.

Please find link below to relevant information on the procedures required for registering a company.

Registering a business ( registering a company link)

Setting up a Subsidiary Company

The competent authority for setting up a subsidiary company is the Companies Registration Office.

Please find link to relevant information on the procedures for setting up a subsidiary company.

Registering a business ( registering a foreign company link)

Procedures required for specialising in Tax Advice, Auditing, Accountancy, and IT Consultancy services

The following is provided for general information purposes only.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the relevant competent authorities listed in the links below, or by contacting Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

For a company intending on providing services specialising in tax advice, auditing, accountancy, and IT consultancy, would require that the professionals are qualified to carry out such work and have already obtained recognition of their professional qualifications.

This process can be facilitated either through mutual recognition agreements with the relevant professional organisations, or directly with the relevant competent authorities in order to work in Ireland.

Further detailed information on the procedures required is available below.

Tax Consultants

Please find link to relevant information on the procedures for Tax Consultants providing services in Ireland. 

Auditors

Please find link to relevant information on the procedures for Auditors providing services in Ireland. 

Accountants

Please find link to relevant information on the procedures for Accountants providing services in Ireland. 

IT Consultants

To provide services specialising in IT consultancy in Ireland, it would be advisable that the professionals have already completed a recognised course of study in this area and have obtained the relevant training and experience required to provide this service.

Employments Rights

The following is provided for general information purposes only.

If employing staff in Ireland, you will need to comply with the relevant employment legislation applicable.

The competent authority for providing information on employment rights is the Work Place Relations website.

Please find link to relevant information on  employment rights in Ireland.

Further information
  • Please find relevant link to additional information for doing business in Ireland on the Business Life Cycle Table (e.g. taxation, health and safety).