Darragh O’Brien hails Housing for All beating targets but says new measures may be needed

New figures show almost 30,000 new homes were built in 2022, more than 5,000 above the government’s target

Darragh O’Brien said that the government remains open to new measures to tackle the housing crisis. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Darragh O’Brien has hailed the government exceeding its building targets for last year but said that he remains open to introducing new measures to address the housing crisis.

The housing minister was speaking after new data was published by the Central Statistics Office showing 29,851 new dwellings were completed in 2022, a 45 per cent increase on the 20,560 in 2021.

O’Brien said the annual total was the highest since the Central Statistics Office began ...