Dublin house prices rise 18% from 2013

House prices in Dublin are almost a fifth higher than a year ago, according to the latest official figures.

The Residential Property Price Index showed prices rose in the city by 3.1% in April and are now 17.8% higher than a year ago.

These rises are not matched in the property market outside the city.

Prices of residential properties in the rest of the Republic of Ireland fell by 0.3% in April and are 1.3% higher than April 2013.