Business Barometer

According to our latest figures there are currently 182,396 companies trading in Ireland with a status of "normal" - almost 7,800 of these were formed in the first half of 2013.

Company start-ups recorded in the first half of 2013 reached close to pre-recession highs with 7,767 incorporations taking place.

That figure is 8% up on the same period in 2012 (7,170) and is the highest seen since 2008 when 8,231 were formed.

The majority of start-ups this year were in the following sectors - professional services (25%), wholesale & retail (12%), social & personal services (10%), IT (9%) and hospitality (7%).

Unlike the first half of last year company start-ups in 2013 were 7% higher than company closures (7,263).

The figure for closures was down 4% on the first six months of 2012 when 7,558 were recorded.

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.



  • 28 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 4 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 254 Companies

New Businesses

  • 410 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 1320 Companies


  • 4 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 341 Companies

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

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