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Ireland with record achievements in the construction of apartments

DUBLIN: The construction sector is back in business with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in the second quarter of this year, according to the Central Statistics Office. The CSO also stated that home and apartment construction is now continuing at a higher rate than it was two years ago.

About 50.6% of the homes completed between April and June this year were in schemes. 26.5% were apartments and 22.9% were single dwellings. Statistics show that this is a historic achievement for the construction of apartments. This is the first time that so many units have been completed in a quarter. In the second quarter of last year, 16.2% of apartments were built, compared to 13.8% in 2019.


A total of 1,333 apartments were built in Ireland in the second quarter of this year, more than double the same period in 2019 (101.4%).This is an increase of 154.4% over the previous year when COVID-19 restrictions were in place. Two-thirds of the completed apartments are in Dublin and 27.1% in the Mid-East.

The CSO also released data on completed apartments according to Local Electoral Areas for the first time. Blanchardstown-Mulhuddert in west Dublin had the most completions (185). Skibbereen in West Cork is the only area outside Dublin to have completed 100 units. 101 units were completed here.

2,539 housing units completed

A total of 2,539 housing units were completed in the second quarter of this year. This is an increase of 38.2% over the previous year, and 10.1% more than in 2019.

Construction of single dwellings also increased compared to the second quarter of last year. A 32.4% rise, but 12.6% less than in the second quarter of 2019.

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