MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING
The Companies Registration Office will introduce several changes this year
The most significant is the introduction of mandatory electronic filing for the following forms. The e-filing of these forms will begin from 1st June 2017.
B1 - Annual Return (including financial statements and electronic payment)
B2 - Change of registered office
B10 - Change of director and/or secretary, or a change in their particulars
B73 - Nomination of a new annual return date
Beneficial Ownership register
A beneficial ownership register will also be introduced. Article 30 of the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive requires all EU Member States to put into national law provisions around beneficial ownership information for companies and legal entities.
Conversion and Company Name Changes
Deadlines for companies wishing to be converted to a DAC or an LTD have now passed. It is also no longer possible to change the company name to meet the requirements in the Companies Act 2014. See Current Status webpage regarding the end of the Transition Period.
(source https://www.cro.ie/2017-Changes/Overview )