The Irish Farmers Journal Land Price Report exclusively reveals that the national price of land fell by almost 10% in 2015. The report, which gives a county by county breakdown of land values across Ireland, indicates that the average price paid for land in the Republic was €8,914/acre (down from €9,890/acre in 2014) and €11,649/acre in the North (down from €12,508/acre in 2014).

This is the sixth year in a row that the national average has failed to break the €10,000/acre barrier in the Republic. Since 2010, land values have been desperately trying to regain ground, but only to find that any gain is quickly diminished a year later by a drop in price.