Our primary role is to ensure that company law is being respected. To assist company officers and others understand and comply with company law, ODCE have published a number of detailed information booklets and quick guide on the role, duties and powers of directors, secretaries, members, etc. under Ireland’s Companies Act.
Where we are satisfied that legal obligations under the Act has been or are being breached, we consider prosecuting the offenders before the Courts or taking other suitable enforcement action.
For further information please refer to the About the ODCE section of our site. You should also register your interest online for updates in ODCE activity.
Each year ODCE publishes an Annual Report which set out its principal activities such as: outputs and outcomes during the year. In addition, we have published a complete suite of information books and quick guides to explain the legal rules for managing a company under the Companies Act. Also, from time to time we may issue new Publication and Statements.
To keep in touch with such activities, you may register your interest online to receive an email alert of updates in ODCE .
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A Lucan man has been sentenced after conviction of multiple theft and company law offences. The Director has issued a Press Release on the matter.