Interesting piece in today’s Irish Times by Olivia Kelly, which has an obvious metric for the exponential growth (subs needed) of the state’s prosperity and population.
More that one third of houses in the State were built in the last 10 years, according to the latest figures from the Department of the Environment. Last year almost 81,000 houses were built, an increase of 5.2 per cent on 2004. It was the 11th consecutive year of record housing output. This brings the total number of houses built since 1995 to 548,000, which accounts for 34 per cent of all houses in the State.