The number of new homes built in Donegal has risen by more than a fifth in the last year, according to new statistics.

There was a 22% increase in new builds completed in 2018 compared to 2017.

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In 2018, there were 445 new single dwellings, scheme builds and apartments built in Donegal – up from 364 builds in 2017.

The figure has risen significantly from the 290 homes completed in Donegal in 2016.

The CSO’s latest statistics found that Dublin had the most new dwellings completed in 2018, while Leitrim (67) and Longford (66) both had less than 100 dwellings completed last year. Nationally, there was a 25% increase in new dwelling completions in 2018.

And in the first six months of 2019, the CSO reports that 196 new dwellings were completed in Donegal.

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