A news report on the record 93,000 homes built the previous year. According to figures from the Department of Environment this is the 13th consecutive year of growth for the building industry.
- Title Record Number of Homes Built
- 1st Broadcast 19/01/2007
- ContributorDavid Murphy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:25
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title As Good As It Gets?
- Extended description
The report features footage of new houses under construction. Graphics show the figures for house completions in Ireland.
Reporter David Murphy, "For the builders this is as good as it gets. Last year we had more homes finished here per head than any other country in Europe. County Sligo had the biggest increase at 85 per cent. Leitrim followed at 80 per cent. Urban areas were different Limerick city slipped 60 per cent and Cork city was down 37 per cent. Dublin and its surrounding counties had growth of 8 per cent. But the figure for the rest of the country was 19 per cent."
Geoff Tucker of the Irish Mortgage Corporation and Hubert Fitzpatrick of the Construction Industry Federation talk of the problems of building new homes in urban areas.
Reporter David Muprphy, "And other experts agree. They believe Ireland's house building boom may have peaked last year. In 2007 the number of homes completed here is likely to drop from 95,000 to 88,000. That lack of supply in urban areas shows no sign of changing."
A report from RTÉ News on the record number of homes built broadcast 19 January 2007.
- Local keywords Housing, Construction, Construction Industry Federation, Irish Mortgage Corporation, Geoff Tucker, Hubert Fitzpatrick
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2007
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier BN07/019
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- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Stereo
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)