Cavan has one of the highest housing vacancy rates in Ireland

Cavan has one of the highest housing vacancy rates in the country.

Figures from the GeoView Residential Buildings Report shows the rate of vacancies in Cavan stood at 10.1 per cent last year.

Leitrim recorded the highest rate of vacant properties at 15.2 per cent while the national average is just 4.8 per cent.

Monaghan’s vacancy rate was also above the national average at 8.8 per cent.

Almost 25,000 new houses were added to the GeoDirectory database since June 2019, however only 450 were in the local region.