Residential property prices rose by 0.9% in July, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Prices rose by 0.7% in Dublin during the month, with house prices up 0.6% and apartment prices rising by 2.7%.

Outside of Dublin prices rose at an even faster rate, with a 1.2% increase recorded overall, with house prices alone up by 1.1%.

On an annual basis, house prices nationally remain 9.4% higher than they were in July 2014.

In Dublin prices are 9% higher, while in the rest of the country they are up by 9.6%.

The figures for July represent a slight pick-up in prices following a moderation recent months.

In June national residential property prices were just 0.1% higher than in May.