Scarce properties to rent in the capital run the gamut from tiny flat to 'magnificent mews'
The increasing cost of rent in Dublin and Cork means that tenants will struggle to find anywhere for less than €500 a month per person.
There are now fewer than 1,000 apartments to rent in Dublin while Cork City has significantly less, at just over 100 available, according to property website Daft.ie.
An apartment on Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, is advertised at a reasonable €500 per person a month. The advert shows a room with three beds.
The advertiser specifically calls on three people who know each other already to apply, and makes a particular reference to students. "This apartment has two large bedrooms with three beds in each bedroom and has just been newly renovated."
Many other properties advertised around €500 per person have shared bathrooms or bedrooms.
For double the price at €1,000 per month, you could rent in upmarket Adelaide Road - "Fantastic location!!" as the advert states. But it also adds that it is a "studio-style bedsit suitable for one person".
Apartments dominate and currently there is only one house for rent in Dublin 1 advertised on Daft.ie. The property, on the North Circular Road, costs €1,650 per month.
The owner, Eimear Ní Choisdealbha, said: "Some people don't want to live in an apartment, you want your own door, you're not contending with noisy neighbours. Letting agencies are coming to the house, trying to take it off me. If you're a couple with a child, it's perfect at about €800 each."
A townhouse on Grand Canal Dock costs €2,500 a month
James Droney, the property manager, said: "This is an example of an extremely high-end property. It's newly refurbished and in an extremely good location.
"I wouldn't say it's typical of the Dublin City Centre market. In general, the quality of property is significantly lower than this."
On Cumberland Road, a "magnificent" modern two-bedroom mews is available for €3,500 per month.