An Introduction to Irish Company Law

An Introduction to Irish Company Law

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Fourth edition of this popular introductory textbook for students, which is fully revised and updated to reflect the new landscape of company law following the introduction of the COMPANIES ACT 2014.


Restructured and rewritten to reflect the format and content of the Companies Act 2014, with particular focus on the new model private company limited by shares and the key changes in relation to the following:

New types of companies
Transition arrangements
New form constitution for private companies limited by shares
New optional statutory default provisions to replace Table A
New capital maintenance rules
Codification of directors' fiduciary duties
Additional statutory duties for directors
New decision making procedures for members
Provisions for revising financial statements
New summary approval procedure for restricted activities

All key cases since the last edition

Increased emphasis on standard company law modules on undergraduate Law, Business and Accountancy Programmes

Covers the core areas of company law in Ireland
Designed to help students understand the principles of Company Law
Written in a clear and concise style


Students of company law in undergraduate law and business programmes at universities, institutes of technology and other third-level Institutions
Those taking professional accountancy examinations


Grainne Callanan, BCL, LLM, MBS, Cdip (A&F) has been a lecturer in company and insolvency Law at Waterford Institute of Technology for over 20 years. She has a number of publications in the field of company law. She was previously employed in the corporate banking sector.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 233 x 28mm | 803g
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0717158454
  • 9780717158454
  • 96,503

Table of contents

1. The Development of Companies

2. Company Law Enforcement, Compliance and Review

3. Company Promotion and Formation

4. The Memorandum and Articles of Association

5. The Consequences of Incorporation

6. Contractual Capacity of the Company

7. Company Securities

8. Allotment of Shares

9. Maintenance of Share Capital

10. Loan Capital and Charges

11. Membership

12. Market Abuse

13. Shareholders' Meetings

14. Minority Protection

15. Directors and Secretaries

16. Directors' Powers and Authority

17. Directors' Duties and Liabilities

18. Restriction and Disqualification of Directors

19. Accounts and Returns

20. Auditors

21. Investigation of Companies

22. Reorganisation of Companies

23. Receivers

24. The Liquidation Process

25. Asset Realisation and Distribution

26. Court Protection


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About Grainne Callanan

Grainne Callanan, BCL, LLM, MBS, CDip (A&F), has lectured in Company and Insolvency Law at Waterford Institute of Technology for over twenty years. She was previously employed in the corporate banking sector.
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