June 2, 2020
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Highest number of homes built in Kilkenny since Celtic Tiger era

More new residential units were completed in Kilkenny city and county in the first three months of this year than at any time in the previous decade, new figures reveal.

Some 110 new builds were completed in the city and county in the first quarter of 2020, according to figures published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

There was also a harp increase in residential completions in the last six months of 2019, when 184 new residential units were completed, and the first three months of 2020.

Between 2012 and the third quarter of 2019, new builds were coming in at just between 20% and 50% of the current figures. The lowest recorded figure was in quarter 2, 2012, when just 18 new builds were completed.

In the quarter just past, 59 homes were completed as part of housing schemes, 29 were completed as part of single developments and 22 were completed as part of apartment developments.

The CSO use the ESB Networks new domestic connections as their primary source for new dwellings completions figures.

 

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