CSO hits back against claims its housing figures were out by 6,000

The Central Statistics Office said its new home completions stats were accurate after a construction firm said other data offered a better guide

A construction information company claimed there were inaccuracies in recent CSO data that said 29,851 new homes had been built in the Republic in 2022. Picture: Getty

The state’s statistics agency has hit back after a construction company said data it published on the number of new homes completed last year showed significant inaccuracies – claiming the body overstated the figure by nearly 6,000.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) last night refuted claims that its figures on home completions were wrong, following questions from Construction Information Services – a company that provides information on the industry to building firms.

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