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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Agriculture, Economics, Econometrics, Cultural and economic geography, History

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This article appears in the SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook. It represents an extract from my doctoral thesis presenting a dataset of agricultural land sales and rental prices from 1970-2020.


There have been many commentaries on the Irish agricultural land market, but regrettably for those of us interested in it there have been limited reliable data to test our theories. Given the importance of agriculture to the Irish economy and society, it is surprising how little reliable primary data exists about the Irish agricultural land market. To help address this lack of data the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and Teagasc are publishing a 50-year dataset of agricultural land sales and rentals to complement the SCSI member survey data.