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Rental prices up 9pc

RENTAL prices for key locations in Dublin and the major cities have seen a 6-9pc increase in recent months.

Clarie Neary, letting manager with Savills Ireland, said: "While inquiries for family homes remain at an all-time high, we have also seen families choosing to rent spacious apartments."

Savills believes that residential rents in the main cities could go up as much as 7pc by 2014.