Donegal new builds down 16 per cent

The number of new residential and commercial units built in Donegal last year was down 16 per cent from the previous year.

The number of new residential and commercial units built in Donegal last year was down 16 per cent from the previous year.

Figures released today by GeoDirectory show that a total of 1,149 new buildings went up in the county in 2011.

This represents a year-on-year decrease of 16% compared to 2010 when 1,367 new buildings were recorded in the county.

Of the 1,149 new buildings recorded by GeoDirectory in Donegal, 1,004 were residential buildings, 126 were commercial buildings, and 19 were dual-purpose buildings with both residential and commercial space.