Property prices continue to rise at more than 1pc per month, despite the lending measures introduced by the Central Bank to cool the market.
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show national price hikes of 8.9pc year on year – and 1.3pc in September.
Meanwhile, in Dublin, residential prices rose by almost 1pc (0.9pc) – up 6.5pc on September last year.
The latest month’s data is comparable to the 1pc-plus increases during the boom years.
More worryingly, Dublin house prices (not including apartments), which the Central Bank measures were designed to cool, rose 1.1pc in September.
However, national residential prices are still now 34.6pc lower than at their peak level in 2007, while Dublin prices remain 33.7pc lower.
It has been noted that the increases, particularly in Dublin, were a sign that bank lending restrictions in the absence of supply increases were not working.