Construction of new homes up 10% in first half of the year

Building started on more than 1,900 homes in the greater Dublin area

Last month, 2,574 units were commenced in Ireland by developers and people building one-off homes, up 25 per cent on the same month last year. Picture: Getty

Developers started construction on more than 15,000 homes in the first half of the year, new data from the Department of Housing has shown.

Compared the first six months of 2022, the rate of new home commencements was up 10 per cent this year.

The Department of Housing said this rate of homebuilding in the first half of the year was a record when compared to similar periods since it started to collect the data ...