FOR eight consecutive years, land prices have hovered between €8,700/acre and just under €10,000/acre.

With the dairy drive and more businessman buying land, last year’s land market was stable if not strong. The highs experienced in 2007 where land was fetching over €20,000/acre is well and truly gone as Ireland’s land market establishes itself as solid and steady. While regional prices may vary year on year, it looks like the land market in Ireland has reached its equilibrium.