Business Barometer

Entrepreneurial spirit in Ireland remains high in 2013

Men and women in Ireland continue to create opportunities for themselves with over 11,000 of them becoming a director of an Irish company for the first time this year!.

So far this year 11,375 individuals have become the director of an Irish company for the first time.

This figure is aided by the almost 10% increase in company start-ups we've seen this year compared to the same period in 2012 (7,370 v 6,742).

Of these first time directors 39% are female with 61% being male with an average for both groups of just over 42 years.

This entrepreneurial spirit is not solely on the part of new directors, a total of 5,482 existing directors have accepted a new directorial role this year.

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 32% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 31 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 9 Companies


  • 1 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 371 Companies

New Businesses

  • 404 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 622 Companies


  • 3 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 163 Companies

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

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