The pace of growth in residential property prices slowed again in January, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. 

Property prices increased by 5.6% nationally in the year to January. This compared with an increase of 6.4% in the year to December and an increase of 11.8% the same time last year.

Today's figures show that Dublin residential property prices rose by 1.9% in the year to January with house prices rising by 2.3% and apartments by 1.6%. 

The CSO noted that the highest house price growth in Dublin was in South Dublin at 4%, while the lowest growth was in Fingal at 2.6%.

Meanwhile, residential property prices in the rest of the country rose by 9.5% in the year to January, with house prices up by 8.5% and apartments up by 18.6%. 

The region which saw the largest rise in property prices was the Mid-West with growth of 16.5%. The smallest rise was recorded in the Mid-East region with growth of 5.1%.

The CSO said that property prices nationally have increased by 82.1% from their trough in early 2013. 

Dublin residential property prices have risen 92.3% from their February 2012 low, while residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 80.1% higher than the trough in May 2013.

Today's CSO figures show that consumers paid a mean price of €291,968 for a home in the 12 months to January 2019. 

The mean price in Dublin at €447,028 was the highest in any region or county. 

Within the Dublin area, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown had the highest mean price at €621,169, while South Dublin had the lowest at €362,507.

Outside of Dublin, the Mid-East was the most expensive region, with a mean price of €292,172. 

Wicklow was the most expensive county in the Mid-East region, with a mean price of €356,512 and the second most expensive county in Ireland, after Dublin. 

The Border region was the least expensive region in the year to January 2019, with a mean price of €136,390.

Longford was the least expensive county, with a mean price of €107,950.