Annual Reports & Reviews

ODCE Annual Report 2019

The Annual Report of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement for 2019 is now available.


ODCE Annual Report 2018

The Annual Report of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement for 2018 is now available.


ODCE Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement for 2017 is now available.


ODCE Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement for 2016 is now available.


ODCE Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement for 2015 is now available.


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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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