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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.

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