1 Less conacre, more leasing

Speaking with auctioneers around the country, conacre is becoming less popular in a general sense. Landowner are seeing the benefit of up to €40,000 tax relief on a 15-year or more lease and are using this option more frequently. In addition, landowners are attracted to the idea that their land will be treated better by those farming it in the long-term, which is
the general perception of long-term leasing arrangements.