DUBLIN Dec 16 Irish property prices rose 7.1
percent in the year to October, slowing from a 7.6 percent
on-year rise the previous month, the central statistics office
said on Friday.
Property prices, which began a recovery in 2013 from a crash
five years earlier, stabilised at an annual growth rate of
around 4 to 5 percent a year ago, then started picking up again
over the past three months.
Prices were up 5.5 percent year-on-year in Dublin, which has
led the recovery, while the rest of the country was 10.2 percent
higher. However, prices nationally averaged 32.4 percent below
their 2007 peak at the height of the property bubble.
(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Hugh Lawson)