The private rental sector in Ireland has been steadily increasing over recent years and has become a key point of discussion within the state's housing sector. For those unable to enter homeownership or social housing, private renting is often someone's only remaining choice.  

The Residential Tenancies Board Rent Index (RTB Rent Index) records standardised, mix adjusted rents on quarterly basis. Since 2012, the index has estimated rents across 3 categories: National, Dublin & Outside of Dublin. More recently, it has included more localised geographical information, based on Local Electoral Area. 

This sub-section showcases quarterly data from RTB Rent Index reports and is presented through a variety of indicators and infographics. The data primarily shown is for standardised rent, a mix-adjusted rent (a measure of rents that takes account of the changing mix of properties rented in different time periods).