Home build commencements more than double in Donegal

written by Rachel McLaughlin February 23, 2024

Home building is on the rise in Donegal, according to new figures on construction starts.

In the first month of 2024 there have been commencement notices for 41 homes, a robust increase on the same period in 2023 (18 units).


The data, published by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, shows that Commencement Notices for 3,357 new homes were received by Building Control Authorities in January 2024. This is an increase of 59% on the number of new homes commenced in the same month last year (2,108 units) and the highest number of units commenced in January since records began in 2015.

Minister Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the increase and that a stock of new housing is in the pipeline.