Business Barometer

132 start-up companies and businesses were formed per day this January.

This January saw the continuation of the upward trend for start-ups recorded in 2014. Last month saw 3,713 company and business start-ups between the 1st and 28th of the month - up 16% on the same period in 2014.

Company start-ups, which reached pre-recession highs in 2014, were up 22.5% on the corresponding period of 2014 (1,409 v 1,150).

The most popular industry for start-ups last month was professional services which accounted for just over one in four new companies. The popularity of the real estate sector more than doubled with 84 start-ups recorded (compared to 41 in January 2014).

Over half of the new companies this January were formed in either Dublin (45%) or Cork (10%) while the number of start-ups in Galway doubled from 30 (in January 2014) to 60.

There was further positive news in the form of a drop in insolvencies. Last year saw the lowest number of corporate insolvencies recorded since 2009. This January saw 57 insolvent companies recorded - a drop of 38% on the same period in 2014 (92).

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 24% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 22 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 6 Companies


  • 1 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 307 Companies

New Businesses

  • 483 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 853 Companies


  • 5 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 426 Companies

Struck Off

  • 8 Companies

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