Business Barometer

Between January and December, 1,930 Irish companies failed - up 20% on the same period last year - owing EUR1.19 bn in unpaid unsecured debt.

According to our latest research, between January and December 2011, 1,930 Irish companies failed - up 20% on the same period last year - and, of these, liquidations accounted for 73%, receiverships accounted for 26% and examinerships accounted for 1%.

On average, five companies were declared insolvent every day in 2011. Our figures show that companies in the Hotel & Restaurant sector were hardest hit by the recession.

Of 5,000 companies Vision-net analysed in the hospitality sector, 3,401 - or just over 60% - were deemed high risk.

Last year saw 181 companies in the Hospitality sector close, accounting for about 9% of all business failures.

Of the 16,145 Construction companies analysed, 9,529 of them showed signs of business failure while, in the Real Estate sector, where 14,536 companies were examined, almost half were considered to be in danger of insolvency.

In the Motor trade, just less than half of the companies surveyed were struggling to stay solvent while, in the wholesale and retail sector, 5,522 companies of the 10,850 analysed were deemed to be high-risk.

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.



  • 3 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 0 Company


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 0 Company

New Businesses

  • 230 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 35 Companies


  • 2 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 0 Company

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

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