Business Barometer

Almost 3,700 New Entrants in Feb '11

There were 3,656 new entrants to the Irish market in February 2011 (an average of 130 start-ups every day!).

Business Names were the most popular vehichle for Start-Ups with an average of 94 being registered every day this February. 36 new Companies were incorporated each day during the same period.

Business Names vs Company Start Ups

Company Insolvencies On The Rise

February 2011 v February 2010

178 Irish Companies were liquidated this February. Nine of these were Ordered by the Irish High Court.

The total number of company liquidations for February '11 is in line with the figure we saw last year (179).

130 of the companies liquidated this February were insolvent and thus unable to pay all of their debts (up 10 on figures for Feb 2010). Overall, 73% of Irish Companies liquidated in February 2011 were Insolvent compared to 67% in February 2010.

The High Court:

This February the High Court appointed Examiners to two Irish companies and an Interim Examiner to a third. The High Court was also petitioned to order the Wind-Up of 16 Irish Companies (an average of four petitions per Week).

The Business Barometer evaluates and compiles the latest Official filings with the CRO as well as Published Notices in the National Newspapers to provide you with the FULL PICTURE on Insolvencies, Liquidations and Start-Ups etc for February 2011.

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 55% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 26 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 6 Companies


  • 1 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 256 Companies

New Businesses

  • 529 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 1504 Companies


  • 2 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 1254 Companies

Struck Off

  • 4 Companies

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