In Offaly, rents were on average 11.4% higher in the final three months of 2017 than a year previously.
Daft also revealed just how much money you'd save a month if you had a mortgage instead of paying rent.. This comes on the back of continued double-digit annual growth and despite the introduction of rent controls in 2016.
Today's Daft.ie report on the rental market highlights the need for rent transparency to avoid further incorrect interpretation of data according to Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock, who was responding to the report's findings that the average rent on new leases in Dublin has increased to €1,822 per month. This means that on a nationwide basis, rents are now 19 per cent higher than their 2008 peak.
The national spokesperson for the Simon Communities says it is clear that rent increases are "absolutely" linked to the homeless crisis. There are increases of slightly more than 65 per cent reported in Cork, Galway and Limerick. The difference in cost over a year is now €4,500 compared with 2016.
Rents are on the rise. The figures show rents have risen for 26 consecutive quarters.
The average advertised rent is now €864, up 48% from its lowest point.
"Tenants can not be expected to "police" this private market when they are clearly at such a huge disadvantage with continuously diminishing supply and rising prices".
The cost of renting in Kilkenny and Carlow is continuing to rise.
The biggest increases were seen in Limerick and Galway, with rents rising by 14.8 per cent and 12.4 per cent respectively.
Rents rose by over 10% across the country in 2017.
This is the lowest figure ever recorded since the report started in 2006.
There were 3,143 properties available to rent nationwide on 1st February.
Meanwhile, local area representative for the Social Democrats, Ronan Moore, has called on the government to immediately introduce nationwide rent caps.
South county Dublin is now the most expensive place to rent in the country, with an average rent of €1,995 just pipping the south city (€1,939), and the city centre (€1,869).