While the statistics in the report are positive in many ways, indicating that there is sufficient land for development, a growth in construction activity and further progress in the completion of unfinished estates, it’s clear that housing supply and demand is becoming a real concern.

Housing completions in general are continuing to rise, however experts have recently questioned the accuracy of how this is measured. Some even claim that completions could be exaggerated by up to 50 per cent2 casting doubt on whether the true number of houses needed could be even higher than that outlined by the Housing Agency’s report. Put simply, completions are not happening quickly enough to keep up with Ireland’s growing population – particularly in urban areas where the…

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