The number of planning permissions granted for homes across the country increased by 41 per cent in 2018, but in Donegal, it fell by almost 12%.
The total number of planning permissions granted for all developments increased by 6 per cent on the 2017.
In Donegal, there were 894 permissions granted last year, that's down on the 2017 total of 998, a fall of just over 10%.
Of those, 338 of them for new dwellings, down from 384 on the previous year.
There were 227 permissions for other purposes including business and retail, down 13%, and 251 permissions for extentions, down 9%. 78 permissions were for alterations and conversions, no change on 2017..