On 30 November, the Department of Finance published the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015.  However, please note that these Regulations became operative on 26 November 2015. Changes of note include the removal of the requirement to produce interim management statements and amendments to the Home Member State requirements.

The Regulations are read as one with the Companies Act 2014.

The Central Bank of Ireland has also published updated Transparency Rules which came into operation yesterday, 30 November.  Changes made to the Transparency Rules include deletion of references to interim management statements, changes to the major shareholdings notification requirements, amendments to Home Member State notification procedures, the inclusion of references to the new standard forms, deletion of guidance relating to filing of amendment to instruments of incorporation, updates to legislative references, and other minor changes.

A more detailed note on these developments is being prepared.