Latest statistics indicate 3,203 residential units commenced in September
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, has welcomed the latest data on the Commencement Notices. Newly released figures show that Commencement Notices for 3,203 residential units were received by Building Control Authorities in September. This represents a 48% increase on August. Data indicates that approximately 21,000 residential units were commenced between April (when the construction sector fully reopened) and September. Commencement Notices for a total of 24,226 residential units were received this year.
The latest construction activity statistics, published on the gov.ie, also indicate:
“Housing for All, the Government’s new housing plan, aims to increase housing supply so that an average of 33,000 homes are built each year to 2030. Increased supply is central to increasing the availability and affordability of housing, for purchase or rent. Through Housing for All, the Government will make record investment in social and affordable house building. It will also implement a range of actions to reduce construction costs, improve building standards and support innovation and productivity in construction. We know there are challenges to building houses right now such as rising costs and supply chain difficulties, but we will remain focused on implementing the right measures to make increased housing supply a reality.”