Housing commencements up 30.6% in August
New figures from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage shows that the number of new commencement notices for August rose by 30.6% compared to the same time last year.
The Department said commencement notices for 2,770 new homes were received by Building Control Authorities in August, up from 2.121 units in August of last year.
It noted that a strong increase in commencements this year has continued and 21,316 homes have been started in the first eight months of this year.
This marked a 14% increase on the same time last year and is a record level since the data series began in 2015.