Dundalk as it Happens
45% of new homes in Louth are one-off builds
45% of new houses built in Co Louth in the last two and a half years have been one-off builds, new figures have revealed.
There were 829 houses built in Louth between January 2013 and June 2015 with 369 of these one-off builds.
The remaining 460 were estates or apartments.
While 45% may seem high to many it is one of the lowest in the country with only seven areas having lower figures for one-off builds – all of those in urban areas including Dublin, Kildare, Galway and Cork.
Neighbouring Monaghan had 70% of its 364 houses fall in to the one-off build category during the same period.