Record January Monthly Commencement Data Published

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has published its monthly data on the number of Commencement Notices (residential construction starts) for January 2024.

The data shows that Commencement Notices for 3,357 new homes were received by Building Control Authorities in January 2024. This is an increase of 59% on the number of new homes commenced in the same month last year (2,108 units) and the highest number of units commenced in January since records began in 2015.

The strong uptick in commencements has continued into 2024 with an increase of 6% on December 2023 figure. 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 3,357 units commenced, 41% are scheme dwellings, 52% are apartments and 8% are for one-off units.

The full commencement data set can be accessed at:Construction Activity Statistics