The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names. The CRO operates under the aegis of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
The Companies Registration Office (CRO) was established to oversee the highest possible rate and quality of annual return filing on the part of companies in accordance with the legislative provisions and to ensure that information on companies published by the CRO is timely and accurately reflects the information provided by those companies.
The CRO has a number of functions including:
- The incorporation of companies and the registration of business names
- The receipt and registration of post incorporation documents
- The enforcement of the Companies Act in relation to the filing obligations
- Making information available to the public.
The on-going objective of the CRO is to further increase the rate of "auto-registration" of statutory submissions thereby reducing the burden on business and freeing up resources to concentrate on quality assurance.
Further information on the functions of the CRO is available on their website www.cro.ie.