Tipperary planning applications continue to plummet.

The rate of construction in Tipperary continues to fall.

The National Housing Construction Index measures every submitted Planning Application and Planning Commencement.

The Index gives a direct comparison with the exact same period in 2012.

Planning applications in Tipperary have decreased by 26% from the same period in 2012.

Tipperary now ranks as having one of the highest percentage drops in planning applications compared to this time last year.

Tipperary planning commencements have also dropped by 37% compared to the national average of 14%.