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Date Last Updated: 14-02-2018

Survey Name:

Planning Permissions

Survey purpose:

To provide a short-term indicator on construction

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Provides variables 411 and 412 of Annex B (Construction) under the Short Term Statistics Regulation (EC) Number 1882/2003



Statistical Population:

New developments/constructions in Ireland

Sampling Frame:

Not Applicable - Local Authorities and An Bord Pleanala

Reference Area:

State, Region, County

Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Local Authorities and An Bord Pleanala supply each individual planning application which has been granted. In 2015 there were approx. 17,000 granted applications.

Principal Variables:

No. of planning permissions granted with the number of units, description, and their floor areas

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists, Construction Industry.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Paul Murphy

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Alan Finlay, Mairéad Ní Chuill

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000