CSO figures show highest number of new homes built in Limerick in over a decade

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2023 SAW the highest number of new homes built in Limerick in over a decade, new statistics show.

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that 797 homes were built in Limerick last year.

This represents the highest number of new homes built in the Treaty since the CSO started compiling figures in 2011.

This upward trend is reflected nationally, the CSO data shows, with the number of new homes delivered hitting the highest number since 2008. Overall in 2023, 32,695 new homes were delivered all over the country.

The national figure also exceeds the Government’s Housing For All targets by almost 13 per cent.

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The CSO data also shows 2024 to be a strong year in terms of housing delivery, with 32,800 homes in the pipeline for delivery this year, with a further 37,600 homes granted planning permission nationwide.

Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Kieran O’Donnell, said that the figures bode well for future housing supply.

“The government wants everyone to have a secure home and to have the opportunity to become a homeowner,” the Limerick TD said.

“We are now really stepping up home building each year, with a pipeline of well-built private, social, affordable, and cost rental homes. We can see it on the ground, with new homes and apartments being built in Limerick and throughout the country.”

“All the key housing indicators – commencements, completions and planning permissions – are trending upwards which bodes well for future supply.”

However, research by public and private bodies reported on last year indicate the country may need up to 60,000 new homes per year to meet current housing market demand.