Regulations have been published prescribing the procedure to be followed by an officer of a company who wishes for his/her residential address to be exempted from the register of companies. These Regulations came into effect on 1 June 2015.

To obtain the exemption, an application must be sent to the Registrar of Companies and must be accompanied by a supporting statement from An Garda Síochána requesting that the residential address of the officer in question does not appear on the register for reasons of personal safety or security.

Successful applicants must instead provide the address of the company’s registered office. A separate application requesting an exemption must be sent to the Registrar in respect of each company that the officer wishes to obtain such an exemption for.

Where an officer of a company subsequently includes their usual residential address on any form required by the Registrar, an automatic cancellation of the exemption will be triggered.