Slight increase in number of empty commercial premises in Donegal

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There has been an increase in the amount of vacant retail space in county Donegal.

The latest GeoDirectory survey shows that in the 3rd quarter of this year 13.5% of retail space in Donegal was vacant an increase of 0.5% over the same period last year.

The report accessed the commercial vacancy rates in the six biggest towns in Donegal.

It shows that in Ballybofey 32.2%, up 4% on the same period last year, Buncrana slightly down at14.4%, Bundoran up a percent at 10.6%, Donegal Town up a point to 13.3% and Letterkenny relatively static at 20.4%.

The 32.2% figure for Ballybofey makes it the highest vacancy rate in the country.

The national commercial vacancy rate in Q3 2014 is 12.7% an increase on the same period last year of .4%.