The number of new dwellings completed in Clare between April and June was the highest number in a three month period in over a decade.
175 houses and apartments were built in this county in the second quarter of the year.
New figures from the CSO show the number of new residential dwellings finished across the Banner between April and June was a 20 percent jump on activity between January and March.
91 of the dwellings built in that time here were designated as ‘scheme houses’, likely to mean social housing projects.
55 single houses were finished, along with 29 new apartments.
It’s the highest number in a quarterly period since such records began in 2011.
It’s three times the number of completed dwellings here during the same period in 2016, and more than four times that from the same three months in 2015.
While it signals a return to busy construction activity as the economy and society emerges from the pandemic, the number of households on Clare County Council’s housing list suggests there’s still lots of work to do to meet demand for public housing across the Banner.