Business Barometer

With just over a week left before the end of the first half of 2011, the number of Irish Company Start-Ups has already exceeded the figures we saw for the first half of 2009 and 2010!

According to the latest statistics on 7,012 Companies have been formed in Ireland this year (between 1st Jan and 21st Jun). This is already slightly up on last years total for the first six months of the year (7,009) and 2009's figure of (6,660).

Company Incorporations '08 - '11

1st half of the year (January to June)

As you can see, this year's figure for company incorporations already exceeds the figures that we've seen for the full first six months of 2009 and 2010. It's unlikely that the figure will reach the number we saw in 2008 but it does continue the upward trend that we've seen in the last two years.

On average, 280 new companies have been formed per week this year, each of these companies could be potential clients or competitiors. The most popular industries for Start-Ups this year include...

Industry %

1. Business & Professional Services 23%

2. Wholesale & Retail 13%

3. Social & Personal Services 10%

4. Health & Social Work 7%

5. IT 7%

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 32% 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)

  • 3 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 296 Companies

New Businesses

  • 417 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 622 Companies


  • 4 Companies

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 177 Companies

Struck Off

  • 112 Companies

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