Business Barometer

August was the second worst month for company insolvencies in 2011 with 10 Irish Companies closing, per working day, as they were unable to pay debts as they fell due

Our figures for August this year show that over 200 Irish Companies failed as a result of being insolvent. In total,

205 Companies went out of business.

This was the second highest number of company insolvencies in 2011 (behind April which had 216) and was up 68% on August 2010's figure of 122 Company insolvencies.

Further research in to these companies highlighted that 69 of them (34%) had an "unsatisfied mortgage" registered against them. This indicates a loan that the company had previously taken out from a bank and, as of the date of their insolvency, had not repaid.

In this case, the most the banks will expect to receive is partial payment on the mortgage amount that they originally approved.

As we predicted in mid-August, Company Liquidations reached record levels for the year. Liquidators were appointed to 234 Irish Companies. This is the highest monthly total we've seen for liquidator appointments since December 2009.

In fact, if we review liquidator appointment figures over the past five years (Jan 2007 - present) we'll see that August '11 is third highest in terms of Liquidator appointments. It was behind December '09 (276 liquidator appointments)

and April '09 (241 liquidator appointments).

In order to help avoid being adversely affected by Company Insolvencies why not login to and try our Credit Reports. This year they're predicting over 80% of Business Failures 6 months in advance of them taking place. They're the ideal tool to help you avoid Slow Payers and Bad Debts.

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.



  • 31 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 4 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 390 Companies

New Businesses

  • 569 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 1140 Companies


  • 1 Company

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 221 Companies

Struck Off

  • 154 Companies

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