Business Barometer

Almost 22.5k new Irish companies formed in 2018 - a new record.

2018 was a record breaking year for start-ups in Ireland with 22,493 new companies being formed, up slightly from the previous record (22,380) in 2017.

One in five new companies operate in the professional services sector, with the second and third most popular industries being finance (15%) and social & personal services (12%). Construction and wholesale & retail complete the top 5 most popular industries with 2,356 and 1,970 company start-ups respectively.

Dublin remains the most popular area for start-ups with almost 46% of new companies having a registered address in the county. Cork is the next most popular area with one in ten start-ups formed there.

Galway, Limerick and Kildare are the next most popular counties and account for approximately 4% of companies apiece.

If your business targets start-ups or Irish companies in general, this represents a great opportunity to expand your sales pipeline and increase revenue. provides users with simple and user-friendly search options and filters to allow them to quickly and easily segment the Irish corporate landscape in any way they see fit.

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Once you're happy with the criteria that you've entered, you can export this data in list format for your sales team to contact.

In seconds, they'll be able to view details of the industry type, location, risk level, financials and contact details - where available - associated with each of the relevant companies.

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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.



  • 32 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 0 Company


  • 0 Company

Meetings of Creditors

3rd of January, 2019

2nd of January, 2019

1st of January, 2019

22nd of December, 2018

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The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 363 Companies

New Businesses

  • 475 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 657 Companies


  • 1 Company

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 245 Companies

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

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