National Governance Guidance, Codes and Legislation

Companies Act 2014:

The Companies Act 2014 consolidated the previous 1963-2013 Act but also included some new elements. Significant changes were made in terms of corporate governance in the 2014 Act, in particular around Director Duties, Director's Compliance Statements and the Audit Committee.

Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies 2016

The Code of Practice provides a framework for commercial and non-commercial state bodies for the application of governance best practice. The Code includes recent developments in Governance and requires a significant amount of new requirements in various areas.

Corporate Governance Standard for the Civil Service

The first guidance standard in Governance for the Civil Service. The standard sets out a summary of good governance principles. Department must now document their Governance Framework arrangement and publish them in accordance with the principles set out in this Standard.

Governance Principles & Governance Framework for the Local Government Sector

This is a principle-based framework of Governance for the Local Government Sector in Ireland. The framework provides a clear and comprehensive summary of the principal elements of corporate governance within a local authority context and clarifies governance, legal and other requirements for the benefit of councillors, senior managers, staff, key stakeholders and the wider public.

The Governance Code (for Charities or Non-Profits)

This Code was created to assist community, voluntary and charity (CVC) organisations in developing good governance practices in their organisations.