Works began on building 65 new houses in Kerry in the past month (May).
So far this year, development of 178 such units have started, according to figures from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
Figures for January to the end of May this year show Kerry County Council received 121 commencement notices in that period, 33 of which were during May.
These are notifications that a person intends to carry out either works or a change of use, to which building regulations apply.
These relate to the development of 178 housing units in Kerry, 115 of which are single residential units.
During May, work began on 65 new residential units in Kerry, 31 of which are one-off housing.
Nationally during May, commencement notices for 2,746 new residential homes were received by building control authorities.