Kerry County Council faces the third highest costs associated with re-letting properties. According to a report in the Irish Examiner, Kerry County Council spends almost 17,900 euro (17,888) per dwelling. It follows Cork City Council at 35,000 euro and Meath County Council at almost 20,000 euro. Figures compiled by the National Oversight and Audit Commission show about 5000 council homes nationally were empty at the start of 2015. The average length of time for a home to be re-let rose to 32 weeks at the beginning of the year.