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Establishing a Construction 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 construction company intending to establish in Ireland, and to provide services specialising in heating, electrical, and plumbing work.

Registering a Company

Procedures required for a Company specialising in heating,

electrical, plumbing, installation work

Recognition of professional qualifications for Civil Engineers

Further information

Installing a business sign on your premises

Registering a Company

The competent authority for registering a company in Ireland 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)


Procedures required for a Company specialising in heating, electrical, and plumbing work

To undertake work in heating, electrical, and plumbing installations  may require that staff are certified to carry out such work and are registered with relevant trade organisations  (e.g. Registered Electrical Contractors of Ireland, Register of Gas Installers of Ireland.)

Please find link below to further relevant information on the procedures required.

Heating/Electrical work

Electrical work/ Gas installation

Plumbing

While there is no requirement for a licence to work in plumbing in Ireland, it is a matter for the employer to ensure that the staff are suitably qualified to carry out this work.


Recognition of professional qualifications as a Civil Engineer

The following is provided for general information purposes only. Further information can be obtained by contacting the relevant competent authorities which include the following:

Professional Engineers can obtain recognition of their professional qualifications through the Mutual Recognition Agreements that exist between Engineers Ireland and overseas professional engineering organisations or by applying for recognition under EU Directive 2005/36/EC with the relevant Competent Authority (Engineers Ireland).

Certain functions carried out by professional Engineers are regulated and may require registration (e.g. working as a Chartered Engineer) with the relevant competent authority (Engineers Ireland).

Please find links below to further relevant information on the procedures required.


Installing a business sign on your premises

To install a business sign or banner on your premises may require planning permission from the local town or county council. An example of such requirements is available at http://www.sligococo.ie/media/Media,6132,en.pdf

Please find link below to further relevant information on the procedures required when establishing a construction company.

Planning and Building requirements


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).