Donegal among counties with lowest rents

Donegal is among the counties with the lowest rents in the first quarter of 2019.

Donegal, Leitrim and Longford all have standardised average rents below €600 euros per month.

According to the latest Rent Index from the Residential Tenancies Board, in the January-March period of 2019, the standardised national average rent was €1,169 per month, up from €1,079 one year earlier, an increase of €90.

In Donegal, the average rent for the first quarter of this year is €582, up 2.7% from the last quarter of 2018 and up 4.8% from a year previous when it was €555 in the first quarter of 2018.

Figures from the RTB show that the county with the lowest standardised average rent was Leitrim at €537 per month while in general the border and midlands counties had the lowest rents in Q1 2019.