Ennis Economist Concerned As Rent Rises By €20 Per Week In A Year

An Ennis economist is expressing serious concern at news that workers in this county paying €20 a week more in rent than this time last year.

The body that decides Ireland’s living wage has announced a 20% increase in what’s required for a reasonable standard of living, now at €11.90 per hour.

This is while the legal minimum wage is set at just €9.55 an hour, while rent continues to increase across the country.


UCD lecturer and Ennis native Dr Micheál Collins says building costs will continue to go up but for those in the rental market, it’s increasingly difficult: