Rental prices in Clare are at their highest in a decade.
A new report from the Residential Tenancies Board pegs the average rent here at 689 euro, a level last seen in 2008, while it has increased by 41 euro in the past year.
The national average rent is now €1,094, while in Dublin the average is €1,587.
The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says people are paying too much and it must be better controlled.
Director of the Residential Tenancies Board Rosalind Carroll outlines the rental situation in cities across the country.