I am looking at some options for eventually starting a small business in Ireland (several years from now, I'm at a very early stage).
In Germany, from what I understand, there is an entity type called a UG. It is smaller than a GmbH and requires less work/money to stay in compliant operation, but it's larger than a sole proprietorship and allows for both protection of personal assets and future growth. From what I understand, many people find UG entities good for small businesses -- think of a few employees, with the possibility to expand to a few dozen.
Is there an equivalent entity type in Ireland?