The average rent across the country now stands at €1,122 a month.
It’s 7 per cent higher than this time last year – but the prices are going up at a slower pace.
The Residential Tenancies Board report shows that in Dublin, there’s been a 9% increase to €1,620.
The average rent in Wexford is up to €727, up from €701 in the last quarter which is a rise of 3.7%
Director of the R-T-B Rosalind Carroll says tougher laws are needed to crack down on landlords that break rules.