New data shows just 2,076 homes built last year

Freedom of Information figures show new homes falling far short of Government’s 15,000 estimate

The number of new homes built in the State last year was just 2,076, a fraction of the Government’s 15,000 estimate, according to new figures. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

The number of new homes built in the State last year was just 2,076, a fraction of the Government’s 15,000 estimate, according to new figures. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

The number of new homes built in the State last year was just 2,076, a fraction of the Government’s 15,000 estimate, according to new figures obtained under the Freedom of Information.

Taken from the Building Control Management System, which is widely acknowledged as the most reliable construction database, the figures cast further doubt on the Government’s estimate of homebuilding rates in the economy.

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