House starts in Donegal up 88% for first two months of this year

written by Staff Writer March 22, 2024

The number of house starts in Donegal for the first two months of the year is up considerably compared wiht this time last year.

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage today published its monthly data on the number of Commencements Notices (residential construction starts) for February 2024.


The data shows that in the first two months of 2024, there have been commencement notices for 62 homes in Donegal, an 88% increase on the same period in 2023 (33 units).

Momentum has continued into 2024, with 7,056 new homes commenced nationally in a record-high first two months of the year, up 72% compared to the first two months of last year.

These figures indicate that supply, which is key to addressing our housing needs continues to increase and that a robust stock of new housing is in the pipeline.

The full commencement data set can be accessed at: Construction Activity Statistics.