Rents prices up across the north west region

A Sligo local election candidate has critized the Government for not taking adequate steps to tackle the rental crisis.

In Sligo, rents were on average 11.8% higher in the first quarter of 2019 than a year previously. The average listed rent is now €760, up 46% from its lowest point.

In Leitrim, this figure was 8.1% up 43% from its lowest point – The average listed rent there is now €590.

Meanwhile Donegal, rents were on average 8.5% higher. Rent prices there are now €645, up 33% from its lowest point.

They are some of the main findings from the latest quarterly rental report.

People before Profit local election candidate, Nigel Gallagher says the latest rent report demonstrates the need for urgent action to be taken locally.


Meanwhile Sligo Strandhill local election candidate for Sinn Fein Chris McManus

Says the rent increases in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal has left several home owners in dire straits.