What are the Memorandum and Articles of Association?

The Memorandum and Articles of Association of a company are of critical importance as they set out the objectives of the company. They must comply with the Companies Acts 1963-2009. Under Irish legislation, every company in Ireland must hold a written constitution comprising of these two documents.

The Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association are critical to understand the company’s activities, and where there is a conflict over these activities, the Memorandum of Association takes precedent over the Articles of Association. These documents are signed by the officers of the company, i.e. the Directors and Company Secretary. The Articles of Association rule the management of the limited company. It must be stated in the document that they are legislated by the Companies Acts 1963-2009.

When you form a limited company with Irish Formations, we prepare these documents on your behalf. These documents include your object clause, which is required by the Companies Registration Office. As a companies formations agency, we will oversee the creation of these documents, and get them to you in a Company Formations Package.