Cairn expects to close 1,800 homes this year after best-ever period for sales agreed

Country’s largest housebuilder says it expects turnover of €675m and increases share buyback programme to €75m

Michael Stanley: Cairn chief executive said he was pleased that the company was upgrading its forecasts for sales closures given the country’s overall delivery was unchanged. Picture: Feargal Ward

Cairn Homes expects to close 1,800 home sales in 2023, 18 per cent higher than last year, as the country’s biggest housebuilder upgraded its revenue guidance for the year after reporting its best-ever period for sales.

Announcing half-year results for the six months to June 2023, the company said it had closed 535 new home sales in the period. In the second half of the year, Cairn said it was forecasting more than 1,265 home ...