From January through March 2018 there have been over 3,500 new homes completed in Ireland.
This is according to a new quarterly series commissioned by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
The report shows that between the years 2013-2017 there has been a steady growth in construction of houses, marking a year-on-year increase of 45.7%.
In 2017 a total of 14,446 homes were built. Figures show that the number of new dwellings built declined from 6,994 in 2011 to 4,575 in 2013.
Kieran Culhane, senior statistician with the CSO said:
“There has been much debate around the reliability of data analysing the number of new dwelling completions in Ireland.
“For the first time, the best available housing related data sets have been combined and linked using innovative new data analysis techniques, to produce the most comprehensive and accurate count of new dwelling completions currently available.”
However, he acknowledged how some limitations remain.