Business Barometer

According to our latest figures there are currently 182,925 companies trading in Ireland with a status of "normal" - over 14,500 of these were formed this year.

Company start-ups recorded between January and November 2013 were the highest we seen in that period since before the recession.

14,342 company start-ups were incorporated during the first 11 months of this year - 9% up on the same period in 2012 - this is highest figure we've seen since 2007 when 17,684 companies were set up.

The majority of start-ups this year were in the following sectors - professional services (26%), wholesale & retail (12%), social & personal services (9%), IT (8%) and hospitality (7%).

12,147 companies ceased trading and were closed between January and November this year - that figure is down slightly on 2012's figure (12,347).

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.



  • 29 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 13 Companies


  • 0 Company

Meetings of Creditors

29th of November, 2013

28th of November, 2013

27th of November, 2013

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The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 312 Companies

New Businesses

  • 392 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 706 Companies


  • 1 Company

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 262 Companies

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

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