What are my responsibilities as a Company Secretary of an Irish Company?

The duties of a secretary are duties delegated to the position by the directors. There is no definitive term covering what this will entail. Directors must ensure person is capable of doing the job. For PLCs though, there is reference to categories of qualification as secretary: 

  1. For 3 of last 5 years has been a secretary;

  2. Member of recognised body or;

  3. Appear to be capable of discharging the duties 

Please Note: Single-director companies (LTD company model only) must have a separate secretary. The director cannot also act as the secretary. See also CRO Leaflet 16 - Company Secretary. A secretary, where it is an individual, must be over the age of eighteen.