Analysis: Housing delivery ahead of government’s own target, but way behind reality

A case of a little done and a lot more to do if normalcy is to be restored to market

32,000 new homes built in Ireland in 2023 but demand is about 50,000 per year

It may still be a cold, dark, miserable January for the majority of the country, but the sun is shining on the Department of Housing. And by God, is the government making hay.

The publication of the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) update on housing completions in the final quarter of last year provided a welcomed boost to Darragh O’Brien’s department, and a good news story for the government to celebrate.

The figures show that more ...