Rents have increased by over ten percent nationally in the last year with rents rose in every county, bar Donegal.
The latest DAFT.IE rental survey shows that In the three Ulster counties, rents rose by an average of 1% in the year to June 2014. In Donegal, rents are largely stable, falling by just 0.2% in the 12 months to June 2014, 22% down from the 2007 peak.
Trinity College Economist Ronan Lyons, who compiled the DAFT rental report says the situation in Dublin is particularly difficult, with a shortage of accomodation and increasing rents creating problems for students. He says that's an issue that must be addressed.