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Covid-19 Notice: Temporary contact details

Due to the current public health emergency, and in accordance with Government directives, the ODCE’s offices are closed until further notice. However, ODCE staff remain contactable through the main telephone line (01 858 5800) and by email ( Members of the public are asked, for the duration of the current crisis, to limit postal correspondence as much as possible and, instead, to use email wherever possible


Postal Address:
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
16 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
D01 W5C2

Telephone:  +353 (0)1 858 5800 
Fax: +353 (0)1 858 5801 
* LoCall:  1890 315 015
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The Office has appointed an Access Officer to assist persons with a disability in their dealings with the Office. The Access Officer may be contacted at the details above.

Customer Service details (including Customer Charter), our Customer Complaints Procedure and Customer Complaint Form are available at this link.

Court Rulings

The Director of Public Prosecutions v Mary Donnelly

Woman pleads guilty to Fraudulent Trading

Acting on the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gardai from the ODCE this morning arrested a woman and charged her with one count of fraudulent trading contrary to section 297 of the Companies Act 1963 (as amended). The woman was brought before Limerick District Court, where, following evidence of arrest, charge and caution she entered a plea of guilty and was sent forward for sentencing to the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.

Full details of the charge are set out below:

"That you Mary Donnelly, between the 1st day of January 2013 and the 25th day of October 2013, both days inclusive, within the County of Limerick, were knowingly a party to the carrying on of the business of a company Shannonside Audio/Video Limited for a fraudulent purpose namely the dishonest solicitation of payments from Close Invoice Finance Limited trading as Close Brothers Commercial Finance by furnishing false or misleading invoices: Contrary to Section 297 of the Companies Act, 1963 as substituted by Section 137 of the Companies Act, 1990."

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