Record number of houses built in 2004

Over one thousand eight hundred social houses have been built in Kerry since the beginning of the year. Nationally this is a 13% increase in house completions on last years figure. The Department of the Environment says the output this year will exceed that of any previous levels in the history of the state. According to the housing statistics bulletin the average price of a house in Ireland stands at almost a quarter of a million euro. However in Dublin the average cost of a house will set you back over 320,000.