New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show there were 7,654 new home completions in the second quarter of the year, up over 53% on the same quarter last year.
The figures show that completions were up almost 60% on the same quarter in 2019, before the pandemic.
Apartment completions were up just over 88% in the last year to 2,415, with scheme dwellings up over 53% to 3,905 and single dwellings up just over 15% to 1,334.
Today’s data shows that over half of all completions in the second quarter were scheme dwellings, 31.6% were apartments, while 17.4% were single dwellings.
Over three-quarters of the apartment completions during the three month period were in Dublin.
Seven of the eight regions of Ireland – all except the South-East – recorded an increase in completions in the second quarter of the year, compared to the same time last year.
Completions jumped by more than 50% in Dublin, South-West, Mid-East, Mid-West, and the Midlands.
Meanwhile, more than a third of scheme completions were in the Mid-East – Louth, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow.
Nine of the ten Local Electoral Areas with the most completions in the quarter were in Dublin, with the most completions in Ballyfermot-Drimnagh.
The area with the next highest number of completions was Killiney-Shankill, followed by Glencullen-Sandyford.