Business Barometer

Irish company start-ups recorded this January matched pre-recession totals with over 1,500 new companies being incorporated.

Our latest figures show that 1,511 Irish company start-ups were incorporated in January 2014 - this is the first time start-ups have reached the 1,500 mark, in a calendar month, since April of 2008 when 1,541 were set up.

An average of 48 new companies were set up per day this January - this is up 11% on the same period in 2013 when 1,362 start-ups were recorded (''an average of 43 start-ups per day'').

The professional services sector was the most popular industry for start-ups this January, accounting for almost 24% of all new companies.

Wholesale and retail was second on the list making up a further 11% of start-ups. Having dropped in popularity during recent years construction rose to third on the list, accounting for just over 8% of company incorporations.

January 2014 also saw 1,826 individuals become director of an Irish company for the first time - 59% of these individuals were male.

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 32% compared to last year
Click here to view the list


Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 26 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 5 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 362 Companies

New Businesses

  • 748 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 584 Companies


  • 3 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 215 Companies

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

Missed A Barometer?

View Previous Business Barometers: