CSO: House prices down 18% this year26/03/2012 - 11:37:59
House prices in Dublin are now 56% lower than at the peak of the boom in 2007, according to the Central Statistics Office.
The CSO figures show apartment prices have also taken a battering, falling back by 62% in the last five years.
The fall in house prices nationally is somewhat lower at 45%.
The latest figures show an 18% fall in property values in the year to February.
In the month of February alone there was a fall of 2.2% which compares to a decline of 1.7% in January.
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