41% drop in new buildings recorded in Donegal

327 new residential and commercial buildings were recorded in Donegal for the first six months of 2012, according to new figures released today by GeoDirectory.

The figures represent a year-on-year decrease of 41% compared to the same period in 2011 when 557 new buildings were added in the county.

The 327 new buildings identified in Donegal were composed of 295 residential buildings, 29 commercial buildings and 3 were dual-purpose buildings with both residential and commercial elements.

These new additions bring the total number of buildings in Donegal to 87,562.

The decrease in new building additions in Donegal in the first half of 2012 of 41% is a larger decrease than the 23% fall recorded nationally.