Housing activity
continues to strengthen

This second edition of this monthly report draws together the most up-to-date data on residential planning permissions, housing commencements and completions, and social housing output.

The latest data shows that housing construction activity is continuing to strengthen.

Planning permissions were granted for a total of 16,375 new homes in 2016, an increase of 26% on permissions granted during 2015.


Commencement notices for 13,334 new homes were submitted in the twelve-month period to end January 2017, an increase of 44% year on year.

Completions for the twelve-month period to end January 2017, as measured through ESB connections, stood at 15,256 homes, an 18% increase year on year.

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government would welcome any comments or suggestions in relation to this report, which can be sent to rebuildingireland@housing.gov.ie

The report is available to download below.