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Implications for Audit Exemption from Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

Implications for Audit Exemption from Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

20 November 2017

Implications for Audit Exemption from Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 The recently published Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 was drafted to transpose discretionary elements of the Audit Directive 2014/56/EU into Irish Law and to give effect to some elements of Regulation EU No. 537/2014. Read more

Measures to enhance Ireland's corporate, economic and regulatory framework

Measures to enhance Ireland's corporate, economic and regulatory framework

10 November 2017

The recent publication by the Government of the above framework to tackle white collar crime has created much debate and discussion in the past week. Read more

Helen Dixon speaks to Chartered Secretaries in Dublin on the General Data Protection Regulation

Helen Dixon speaks to Chartered Secretaries in Dublin on the General Data Protection Regulation

20 October 2017

Speaking today at an event organised by the Irish Region of ICSA: The Governance Institute, at the offices of William Fry in Dublin, Helen Dixon, FCIS, Data Protection Commissioner said that a key challenge for company secretaries and others involved in managing personal data will be recognising whether their role comprises being a ‘data controller’. Read more

Insights into the career of a Company Secretary

Insights into the career of a Company Secretary

09 May 2017

Robert Walters recently hosted ICSA Ireland’s Student & Careers Evening. With insights into the diverse role of the company secretary from members in practice and those working in-house, a presentation on networking skills and career advice on how to navigate the recruitment process from the CV to the interview, the evening was a huge success. Read more

Company Law & Regulatory Committee

Company Law & Regulatory Committee

14 December 2016

The inaugural meeting of the Company Law & Regulatory Committee has been held and the Terms of Reference can be downloaded here. If members have issues that could be considered by the Committee, please email them to scolfer@bdo.ie. Read more

Consultation on a Review of the Industrial & Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 2014

Consultation on a Review of the Industrial & Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 2014

12 December 2016

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation has launched a consultation on a review of the Industrial & Provident Societies Acts 1893 to 2014 and a link to that consultation is below. https://www.djei.ie/en/Consultations/Public-Consultation-Industrial-and-Provident-Societies-Acts-1893-2014.html# The Company Law & Regulatory Committee is available to assist any members who would like to raise issues on any aspect of. Read more

Companies Act 2014: End of Transition Period

Companies Act 2014: End of Transition Period

18 November 2016

The transition period for re-registering existing private companies to a LTD or a DAC expires on Wednesday 30 November 2016. The failure by the directors of a company to take steps to re-register is a breach of their statutory duty, notwithstanding the fact that if no action is taken, a company will automatically convert to a LTD. Read more

The art of taking minutes

The art of taking minutes

04 November 2016

Writing minutes can be a daunting, deceptively difficult and time-consuming task, yet people often find themselves called upon to take minutes, with little training or guidance to support them. Given their importance as the definitive record of an organisation’s highest decision-making body – the board –, it is important to get them right. ICSA has…. Read more

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