Business Barometer

5,075 new companies in first four months of 2013

The first four months of 2013 have seen the incorporation of 5,057 new companies - the highest figure we've seen since 2008 when 5,676 were recorded.

This year, professional services companies have been most popular, accounting for approximately a quarter of all start-ups.

Since 2008 companies in the IT sector have gradually become more commonplace rising from just 6% of start-ups upt to 9% this year.

On the other hand, companies in the Construction and Real Estate sectors have struggled in recent times, making up just 6% and 4% of start-ups respectively this year compared to 11% and 8% in 2008.

A county by county breakdown of the location of start-ups this year shows that Dublin accounts for almost 44% of new companies, followed by Cork and Meath who account for a further 10%and 5% of start-ups respectively.

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 33% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 30 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 2 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 315 Companies

New Businesses

  • 741 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 549 Companies


  • 1 Company

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 195 Companies

Struck Off

  • 1 Company

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