Court judgements for unpaid debt sees 96% rise

There's been an increase of 96% in the number of court judgements against companies in Ireland for the recovery of unpaid debt for the first three months of the year.

Judgements worth €8.7m were handed out in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2008.

Companies based in Dublin accounted for the majority of the judgments at 39%, followed by Cork with 15% and Limerick on 13%.

Companies in Clare, Roscommon and Kilkenny were the least offenders.

The figures from the Inter Company Comparisons Information group were released this evening.

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