Corporate Governance

What is Corporate Governance?

Corporate Governance is defined as the system, principles and process by which organisations are directed and controlled.  The principles underlying corporate governance are based on conducting the business with integrity and fairness, being transparent with regard to all transactions, making all the necessary disclosures and decisions and complying with all the laws of the land.   It is broadly concerned with the relationships between company boards and the company's shareholders, accountability and responsibility towards the stakeholders. Good governance should facilitate efficient, effective and entrepreneurial management that can deliver shareholders value over the longer term.

Codes of Corporate Governance Best Practice

    Irish Published Codes -

     UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC)                

    Other Published Reports on Corporate Governance          

Court Rulings

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What's New

New Guidance Available

The ODCE has issued

7 new Information Booklets and

12 new Quick Guides based on the Companies Act 2014.