Business Barometer

Over 1,600 company start-ups were formed in the first four weeks of September - up 15% on the same period last year but insolvencies also rose.

1,623 new companies were formed between the 1st and 28th September 2015 - an average of almost 60 per day. Over a quarter of these new companies (430) operate in the professional services sector (accountants, consultants, legal practices etc).

The wholesale & retail and social & personal services sectors were the second and third most popular industries for start-ups and accounted for 315 new companies between them.

There was good news for the construction sector which saw a 50% increase in numbers this September (146 v 97), but while the news on start-ups was encouraging the situation with corporate insolvencies was less so.

110 companies were declared insolvent in the first four weeks of this September - up 24% on the same period in 2014. The professional services sector was worst affected - accounting for over 25% of insolvencies (29).

The finance sector did not see as many insolvencies but the six fold increase in numbers it experienced can be seen as a contributing factor in the increase in insolvencies - more than 6 times as many insolvencies affected the sector this month compared to the same period last year (19 v 3).

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is down 15% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



The value of consumer and commercial judgments awarded already this year. This works out as an average value of over €98,000 per judgment.
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Judgments Report

4,275 judgments were awarded in 2014. 75% were against consumers and they totalled €293.5m. Commercial judgments accounted for another €40.8m

CRO Filings


The number of Companies that filed their latest Financial Accounts in the last 7 days. View list by Industry or by Area



The number of companies that have closed this week.
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