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Frequently Asked Questions 

What's the difference between a sole trader/partnership and a company? 
A sole trader is an individual in business who is personally responsible for the debts and liabilities of that business. A partnership is two or more individual in business together, who are personally responsible for the debts and liabilities of that business. A limited company takes on a separate legal existence from the individual shareholders. The shareholders are only personally responsible for the debts and liabilities of the company up to the amount of their unpaid share capital. For more information, click here. 
Who can form an Irish company? 
Anybody can form an Irish company. However, there must be at least one Director and one Secretary, and one of the Directors must be a resident of the European Economic Area. You must also provide a physical Registered Office location in Ireland. 
Can I form a Company with just one person? 
No, the minimum number of people required to form a company is two. The company must have a minimum of one Director and one Secretary. Should you require a Company Secretary, Quick Company Formations offers this service. For more information, click here. 
What exactly is a company and what do the Directors, the Secretary and the Shareholders do? 
A company is a separate legal entity which is made of up Directors, a Secretary and Shareholders. A Director is responsible for the day to day running and activities of the company. The Secretary is someone who is in charge of general company housekeeping duties such as making sure returns are filed on time, notifying when addresses change etc. Shareholders own the company through the holding of shares. 
What information do I need to have? 
The Quick Company Formation Company Order Form has a list of all the details you need. You will need the name of the new company, the names and addresses of the Directors, the Secretary and the Shareholders, as well as the registered address for the company. You will also need to let us know what the main purpose or activities of the company will be. For more information, click here. 
What do I need to sign? 
We will forward you all documents that you need to sign, which once completed, you send back to us. 
How long does the whole process take? 
It takes about 10 minutes to complete our online company order form. Once it is submitted, we will immediately begin completing the neccessary documentation. We will email you a forms to sign, which you then post back to us. Once we receive the signed forms, we will issue you with your company formation pack. 
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