Fifty-three vacant pubs will now be developed for housing.
Figures from the Department of Housing show they will provide a total of 169 homes.
Minister Darragh O'Brien says in recent years, towns and villages have regrettably seen pubs close their doors for the last time.
Pubs were last year included in the list of vacant commercial premises that would be exempt from planning permission to convert into homes.
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien said, "These figures show that Government regulations to allow former, vacant pubs be converted into homes without needing planning permission is helping to tackle the problem of vacancy.
"In just ten months, the owners of 53 former pubs have notified local authorities of their intention to use this exemption.
"In recent years towns and villages have regrettably seen pubs close their doors for the last time but these exemptions are helping to provide housing, including ‘over the shop’ living in once-vacant spaces."
Last week, the latest Department of Housing figures showed a record number of people registered as homeless for the seventh month in a row.
There were 11,754 people were registered as homeless last month and accessing emergency accommodation.
The total for January is 28% higher than a year ago, and 41% up on two years ago.