Building up: the construction sector saw a 33 per cent increase in new entrants in 2014 compared to the previous year, with 1,322 company formations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Company start-ups reached a seven-year high last year, with almost 18,000 new companies being formed, the first time this has happened since 2007, ac(...)

Christine Cullen, managing director of Vision-net.ie: start-up figures “indicative of greater business confidence”.

The number of start-up firms registering at the Companies Office rose 11 per cent in July compared to the same month last year. There were some 1,518 (...)

Start-ups exhibiting at the Web Summit in Dublin’s RDS last October. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An average of 107 start-ups were formed every day last month according to credit and business risk analyst, Vision-net.Construction start-ups grew by (...)

The number of building businesses being wound up fell. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An average of 127 new businesses and companies opened their doors every day during the first three months of the year, accordi(...)

The most vulnerable industry is hospitality, with two-thirds of hotels and restaurants classified as high risk by Vision-net. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

Company insolvencies fell 18 per cent in 2013, with even the construction and property sectors recording fewer collapses than in 2012, figures from Vi(...)

Siac was among the high-profile insolvencies during October

The rate of company insolvencies has slowed down, while the number of new business start-ups is increasing, figures from business and credit risk anal(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, Tom Cusack manager of  Enterprise Ireland’s  High Potential Start Ups unit, with Andrew O’Connor and Andrea Magnorsky of Batcat Games.

The number of new businesses setting up in Ireland is approaching pre-recession levels, with an average of 43 companies incorporated every day in July(...)