Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2911)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

2911. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of new houses built in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33206/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Data relating to the number of new dwellings provided in the years 2014 to 2018 and in the first quarter of 2019 are published by the Central Statistics Office and are set out in the table below.

Year - New builds

2014

5,518

2015

7,219

2016

9,909

2017

14,399

2018

18,023

Q1 2019

4,275

Further information in relation to these statistics may be accessed at the following link :

https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/construction/newdwellingcompletions/

There were 4,275 new dwelling completions in Q1 2019, compared with 3,470 completions in Q1 2018, an increase of 23.2%.

In addition to the new build numbers, it should be noted that in 2018 more than 2,500 homes were brought out of long term vacancy, and almost 800 dwellings in unfinished housing developments were completed, meaning that the number of new homes available for use increased by almost 21,500 last year. There were also an additional 6,362 bed spaces completed in the student accommodation sector between Q2 2016 and Q1 2019.