The average national rent is now €1,402 a month.
Figures just released show rents have fallen for the first time in more than seven years.
The average national rent is now €1,402 a month, according to statistics compiled by Daft.ie.
Its latest report shows there are 10% more homes available for rent now, compared to a year ago.
In the midlands, the average rent price has risen by 6 per cent from 2018.
In Westmeath, it's now €999 , slightly lower in Laois at €990 and €915 in Offaly.