Business Barometer

Company Start-Ups exceed 2010 figures

Our latest figures show that 14,279 Irish companies have been formed so far this year (1st Jan - 15th Dec), this is already up on the figure for all of last year (14,102).

On average this year we've seen company Start-Ups being roughly 5% up on the same period in 2010. If that rate continues until year end, company formation levels will be in line with what we experienced in 2008.

The Business and Professional Services sector is the most popular industry for Start-Ups this year, accounting for almost 24% of new companies. Companies linked to the service sector feature highly with Wholesale & Retail, Social & Personal Services and I.T contributing a further 38% of Start-Ups this year.

Construction continues to struggle with less than 900 firms choosing to enter the sector this year, this is approximately 6% of the total for New Companies.

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 55% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 77 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 21 Companies


  • 5 Companies



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 377 Companies

New Businesses

  • 757 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 1093 Companies


  • 2 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 295 Companies

Struck Off

  • 205 Companies

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