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Commencement data for residential units is published regularly by the Housing Agency. Their data is gathered via commencement notices, which is a notification to a Building Control Authority in advance of the commencement of works.

These notices provide an initial indication of activity within the housing market, and the below link provides monthly commencement notification data from the Housing Agency’s website.

The latest Commencement data can be accessed here and here.

New dwelling completions data is issued by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This data is gathered and published on a quarterly basis, and covers all residential units (incl., houses and apartments). The basis for the data is taken from new connections to the electricity network.

The latest completions data can be accessed here.

Statistics relating to national planning permissions granted are accessible via the Central Statistics Office (CSO) website. Planning permission data is broken down by year on a quarterly basis for multi-development houses, one-off houses and apartments. Planning permission data is provided via Local Authorities and An Bord Pleanála.

Data relating to planning permission provides an indicator of long-term supply.

The latest planning permission data can be accessed here.

On 20th March 2024, the CSO published the Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) for January 2024. The headline figure saw the RPPI increase nationally by 5.4% in the 12 months to January. This saw prices in Dublin increase by 4.5%, and prices outside of Dublin rise by 6.1%.

Other key findings are as follows:

• In January 2024, 3,621 dwelling purchases by households at market prices were filed with the Revenue Commissioners, down by 1.5% when compared with the 3,675 purchases in January 2023.
• The median price of a dwelling purchased in the 12 months to January 2024 was €330,000.
• The lowest median price for a dwelling in the 12 months to January 2024 was €165,000 in Leitrim, while the highest median price was €620,000 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

For new dwellings, prices in Q4 2023 were 9.2% higher compared to Q4 2022. This represents a continuing trend and highlights the strong demand in the housing market for good quality new homes.
The full report can be accessed here

The Housing Supply Coordination Task Force (Dublin) was established in June 2014. It comprises of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication, agencies including Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and NAMA. It seeks to address supply issues for residential units within the Dublin region.

Data is collated on a quarterly basis which outlines the supply of ‘market-ready’ and viable developments. The HSCT covers units (houses and apartments) ‘built to date’, units with planning permission, potential ‘additional’ units, units under construction and units where construction is yet to start. It therefore provides a live indicator of housing supply in Ireland’s capital city.

It can be viewed via the Housing Agency website here.

The most up to date Census figures for the population of Ireland can be accessed via the CSO Census webpage. This information provides an indication of the population at the most recent Census date (2022), as well as measuring the increase in overall population. The Census data is used to aid the development of Government policy, with particular emphasis on housing delivery targets.

The Census data can be found here.

Following IHBA engagement with ESB, we undertook to advise our members of the new capacity register map. This will be useful for members forward planning housing developments but as always direct early engagement with the ESB is advised.

Please access capacity register map here.

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