Over 200 planning permissions were granted by Kerry County Council in the first three months of this year.
According to the Central Statistics Office, a total of 216 permissions were granted during the period January to March.
58 were for new dwelling homes builds, 53 for extensions and 24 for alterations or conversions.
A total of 81 related to non-dwelling home builds or alterations.
The floor area for all permissions granted totalled over 30,000 square metres, which equates to over seven acres.