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Message from the President - June 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of Agenda, your regulatory insight update from ICSA. 

Companies Act 2014

Companies Act 2014 now has been commenced - the Act consolidates and reforms Irish Company Law and impacts all Irish companies. 

This is a very exciting time for Chartered Secretaries as our profession will be tasked with interpreting the implications of the Act on companies, advising directors and drafting the necessary documentation / statutory forms to ensure companies comply with the new legislation.

A small number of sections relating to Audit Committees, Directors Compliance Statements, Directors Reports and certain disclosures in the Financial Statements will not come into force until the commencement of a company’s financial year post 1 June 2015. 

For updates on the new Act, please read our Knowledge and Guidance section. 

Annual Conference – May 2015

Our Annual Conference was held on 26 May 2015 in the Ballsbridge Hotel and we have received very positive feedback on the event to date.  The new full day format was attended by over 150 delegates and we will take time to review completed feedback forms to ensure that future conferences continue to meet the needs of ICSA members and non-members alike.  I would like to thank our Events Committee and our colleagues in ICSA London who put in sterling work to ensure the conference was such a success.


There have been a number of blogs posted over the last few months on topics relevant to Company Secretaries. 

Connect with us

You connect with us by joining our dedicated ICSA Irish Region LinkedIn and Twitter  groups.  

Calendar of Events

A calendar of events is available in the Networking and Events section and I would encourage members to attend as many events as possible and to become an active member of the ICSA in Ireland.  Please note that these events are also open to non-members  so if you have any colleagues or friends who may be interested in attending, please urge them to come along. 

Conclusion to this edition of Agenda

I would like to take this opportunity to thank William Fry Solicitors for contributing to this edition of Agenda.  Should you have any queries in relation to any of the above articles please do not hesitate to contact me at president@icsacharteredsecretaries.ie

Conor Ryan

President Irish Region