News Publications & Press Releases

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Role of the Company Secretary

The Role of the Company Secretary

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Section 129(1) of the Companies Act 2014 requires every company in Ireland to have a company secretary. Outlined below is a short description of the role of the company secretary followed by a brief introduction into a company secretary’s…
SICAP Audits

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) Audits

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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 –2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local engagement and partnerships with disadvantaged individuals, community…
new lending rules credit unions

Central Bank Announces New Lending Rules for Credit Unions

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The Central Bank have issued new regulations regarding new lending rules for Credit Unions. These will come into effect in January 2020. As a result of the new regulations, the existing lending maturity limits which cap the percentage of…
board meetings and minute taking

Board Meetings and Minute Taking – What needs to be done?

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Section 160-166 of the Companies Act 2014 (“the Act”) governs both board meetings and committee meetings by laying down guidelines, that can be amended or omitted from a company’s constitution and mandatory provisions, that must be adhered…
Registration of Business Names Act 1963

The Registration of Business Names Act 1963

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The Registration of Business Names Act 1963 (“the Act”) requires individuals, partnerships and body corporates, who wish to trade under a name that differs from their true name, to register that business name with the Companies Registration…
Data breach trends

Data Breach Trends Identified in First Year of GDPR

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The Data Protection Commission have published an information note on data breach trends identified by their Breach Assessment Unit in the first year of GDPR. Some of the trends and issues identified by the Breach Assessment Unit include: …
Cloud Computing Advice Note Public Service Organisations Crowleys DFK Xero Cloud Accounting

Government issue Cloud Computing Advice Note for Public Service Organisations

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In October 2019, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform published the Government’s Cloud Computing Advice Note. The Note sets out the Government’s view that public service organisations must now take a more proactive and progressive…
AML anti-money laundering guidelines

Central Bank issues Guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing

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On 6 September 2019, the Central Bank issued guidelines to help firms meet their anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) obligations. Money laundering and terrorist financing is a large global issue. An…
Crowleys DFK Anne Brady McQuillans DFK Announce Merger

Accountancy Firms Crowleys DFK & Anne Brady McQuillans DFK Announce Merger

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Accountancy firms and fellow DFK International members Crowleys DFK and Anne Brady McQuillans DFK have announced they are to merge on 1 January 2020. The amalgamated firm, which will operate under the Crowleys DFK name, will see Anne…