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An Introduction to Irish Company Law

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


Gráinne 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.

Out of print



Publication Date

August 2015




Paperback, 336 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


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


233 x 156 mm


By Gráinne Callanan

Availability Status

Out of print

Gráinne 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.

Out of print
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