Rents in Shannonside region among cheapest in country

Longford Roscommon and Leitrim are among the cheapest places to rent property in the country.

According to the latest Daft.ie property report for the second quarter of this year, the average cost of renting a property in Leitrim is now €525 per month, €580 in Longford and 607 in Roscommon.

However, year on year that price is up almost 7 percent in Leitrim, 11 percent in Longford and 10 percent in Roscommon.

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Rents in Dublin are now almost 20 percent higher than their peak in the celtic tiger.

The average national rent now stands at one thousand one hundred and 59 euro – while its 17 hundred in the capital.

Ronan Lyons from Daft says its going to be a tough few weeks for students heading to college: