Figures just released show rents have fallen for the first time in more than seven years.
The average national rent is now 1 thousand 402 euro a month, according to statistics compiled by Daft.ie.
In Donegal, rents were on average 4.5% higher in the final quarter of 2019 than a year previously. The average listed rent is now €662, up 36% from its lowest point. That's the second lowest in the country, just abover the figure recorded for Leitrim.
Rents in Dublin have risen by 3.5% in the last year, which is their slowest rate of increase since 2008.