Business Barometer

Our latest figures show that six Irish companies per week were declared insolvent in August 2012.

Between the 1st and 28th August 2012, 165 Irish companies were declared insolvent, an average of approximately 6 per week.

99 of these companies had a liquidator appointed while another 64 entered receivership. The remaining two companies were placed under the protection of the courts when they had an examiner appointed to them.

The figure for insolvencies this August is down 13% on the same period in 2011 - 190.

Unsurprisingly the majority of insolvent companies this August were based in Dublin (42%). Limerick was second in the list and accounted for 14% of insolvencies with Meath representing a further 5%. Cork, Galway and Mayo contributed a further 4% each.

The continuingly tough economic conditions have also been reflected in the figures for company start-ups and closures this year.

8,184 companies were registered in Ireland in the first seven months of 2012. However, company closures are up 6% on this figure (8,664) essentially meaning a contraction in the number of companies operating in our economy.

328 Judgments were awarded to creditors in the first four weeks of August worth €34.3m. €32.3m of this total was awarded against consumers. The Revenue Commissioner, Credit Unions and Banks were among the plaintiffs that were awarded the majority of the awards.

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Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 36% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 27 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 33 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 322 Companies

New Businesses

  • 387 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 722 Companies


  • 4 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 220 Companies

Struck Off

  • 149 Companies

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