Five firms collapsed each day in June, but 104 new ones were recorded daily
FIVE companies collapsed each day last month -- but 104 new business names or companies were recorded daily in the same four-week period, according to the latest figures from Vision-net, Ireland's leading business and credit risk analyst.
Vision-net's figures, covering the period between June 1 and June 25, show that 116 companies were declared insolvent, which is in line with the figure for same month last year.
Of those, 69 per cent were liquidated, 30 per cent entered receivership, and an examiner was appointed in 1 per cent of cases.
Get your head in the clouds at festival
THE second International Cloud Festival, hosted by the Irish Cloud Appreciation Society (TICAS), will be hosted throughout counties Sligo and Leitrim -- in the scenic areas of Grange, Cliffony, Mullaghmore, Rossinver, Kinlough and Ballintrillick/Benbulben -- from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July, 2012. From the fun of seeing shapes in clouds to the science of weather forecasting, the festival will offer something to everyone who likes to 'look up'.
Events to mark a centenary with bite
A NUMBER of events are planned this week to mark the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker, the Dublin-born creator of Count Dracula.
On Wednesday, July 4 at 7pm in St Patrick's Cathedral, actor Laurence Foster will read from Dracula with music on the magnificent cathedral organ. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.
On Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6, the Bram Stoker Centenary Conference takes place at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College. Speakers include Roy Foster, Stoker biographer Paul Murray and Christopher Frayling. Admission is free, though booking is advisable. For information, contact Dr Jarlath Killeen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, July 6 at 2pm and Saturday, July 7 at 10am there will be a 'Macabre, Gothic and Bizarre Tour of Dublin,' led by Pat Liddy, and including a Stoker reading. Price: €20/€18 seniors/students. To book, email email@example.com.
Ger swims three rivers for radio show
FILMMAKER Ger Philpott swam New York's Hudson, Cork's Lee and the Dublin's Liffey for his radio documentary, Three Rivers, One Summer. It was chosen as one of the best radio programmes in the world at this year's New York Radio Festival. It airs on RTE's Radio 1 at 7pm this evening.
'Rhubarb and custard' tastes success
TULLY Nurseries, a major supplier of plants in Ireland and the UK, has just been awarded 'Best in Show' at the HTA National Plant Show, which is currently taking place in Coventry, UK.
The north Co Dublin nursery and garden centre's Hebe 'Rhubarb and Custard', a plant noted for its cream, pink and green foliage, was selected as the overall winner in the New Plant Awards category over 100 other entries.