On 12th December 2023, Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Registration, Dara Calleary announced that the interim period of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 related to the holding of virtual meetings, including AGMs, has been further extended to 31 December 2024 following government approval.
The Act makes temporary amendments to the Companies Act, 2014 and the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1893 to address issues arising as a result of COVID-19. The temporary provision of the Act allows 240,000 companies and 950 industrial and provident societies in Ireland to hold their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and general meetings by electronic means. The continuation of this important amendment will provide certainty and continuity for businesses to the end of 2024.
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