Commencement notices up - 14 homes started in Co Cavan

A total of 3,699 new residential units began construction last month across the Republic of Ireland. Fourteen of those were in County Cavan, according to data published by the Department of Housing and Local Government last week.

The data shows that commencement notices for 3,699 new homes were received by building control authorities in February 2024.

This is an increase of 85% on the number of new homes commenced in the same month last year (1,997 units)

and the highest number of units commenced in February since records began in 2015.

The number of commencement notices issued to Cavan County Council in 2023 was 249, compared to 138 the previous year.

The number of notices served in the first two months of this year (24) is running at the same level as 2022.

Momentum has continued into 2024, with 7,056 new homes commenced in a record-high first two months of the year, up 72% compared to the first two months of last year, with rolling 12-month commencements now above 35,750.

These figures indicate that supply, which is key to addressing our housing needs continues to increase and that a robust stock of new housing is in the pipeline.

Of the 3,699 units commenced nationally, 60% are scheme dwellings, 29% are apartments and 11% are for one-off units.