The number of new dwelling completions in Mayo during the second quarter of this year dropped by almost 40 per cent compared to the same period in 2019 and by 57 per cent compared to the first three months of 2020.
The advent of Covid-19 has seen dwelling completion figures plummet. There were 53 new dwellings completed in the county during the second quarter, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which was 35 fewer homes completed than the same period last year when 88 dwellings completed. The figures fell even further when compared to the first quarter of this year when 124 homes were completed in the county.
The latest figures show there were 30 single houses completed in Q2 of this year. A total of 18 scheme houses were provided and eight apartments built.
Elsewhere in the West, there were just 14 new dwelling completions in Co Sligo during the same period. Roscommon saw 37 while Co Galway had 132 and in Galway city, there were 31 new dwelling completions.
Covid-19 had a sizable impact on the completions in all parts of the country in Quarter 2 of 2020. Nationally, there were 3,290 new dwelling completions in Q2 2020, a 31.9 per cent decrease on the 4,829 completions in Q2 2019. This is the first quarter in which there has been a year-on-year decrease since Q3 2013.