An annual rent increase of over 20 per cent has been revealed in counties such as Cavan and Roscommon.
RTB figures reveal areas outside of Dublin are being hit the hardest, where the average annual rent increase was 9.5 per cent.
The figures relate to new tenancies.
Housing charity Threshold is urging the government to consider renters in the upcoming Budget.
Threshold's policy officer, Ann-Marie O'Reilly says this reflects a worrying trend...