18 March 2014
Now that Sections 3 and 4 of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 are in force since March 10th, the requirement for accounts documents to be filed in the Companies Registration Office to include the handwritten signatures of the Director, Secretary and Auditors has been removed. Instead, the requirement is that the signatures appear in typed form in each document.
Where accounts with typed names only are delivered to the Registrar, the Act requires them to be certified by a Director and Secretary of the company, in either electronic or written form, stating that each of the accounts documents annexed to the annual return is a true copy of the original.
For more details see the CRO website: