Fall in planning permissions granted in Donegal

There's been a 39 per cent drop in the number of planning applications given the green light in the past year.

New CSO figures show that permission was granted for a total of just 3-thousand-310 units between April and June - down from 5-thousand-378 in the same quarter in 2010.

In Donegal, the drop is less severe, with 92 new dwellings approved this year compared to 109 during the same period last year.

In total, there were 232 permissions granted in Donegal between April and June.