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Tailte Éireann officially begins operations
(L to R): Colm Lavery (Head of Valuation), Colin Bray (Head of National Mapping), Kieran O'Donnell, and Liz Pope at the launch

01 Mar 2023 / property Print

Tailte Éireann officially begins operations

A new State agency, brought about by the merger of the Property Registration Authority (PRA), the Valuation Office, and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), has officially begun operating.
Tailte Éireann will provide a property-title registration system, a State valuation service, and a national mapping and surveying infrastructure.

Dr Gabriel Brennan of Law Society with Liz Pope Acting CEO of new state agency Tailte Éireann at official launch
Pictured above, Dr Gabriel Brennan of Law Society with Liz Pope acting CEO of new state agency Tailte Éireann at the official launch.

The agency was formally launched today (1 March) by Kieran O’Donnell (Minister of State with responsibility for local government and planning) at its new headquarters in the Distillers’ Building in Smithfield Square, Dublin.

Functions 'essential'

"The new agency is the primary national source of property information and geo-spatial data, and will be a leader in developing and delivering land-information services," the minister said.

"These functions are essential for underpinning the State's economy in many areas – including property, planning, agriculture, local government, the environment, and construction," he added.

Liz Pope (interim Chief Executive of Tailte Éireann) said the new body would play a significant role in the system of land administration in Ireland.

She said she looked forward to working with all stakeholders to improve the new agency's services.

The Tailte Éireann Act 2022 provided for the dissolution of the PRA and OSI and the transfer of the functions of those bodies, along with the functions of the Commissioner of Valuation and the Boundary Surveyor, to Tailte Éireann.

The dissolution and transfer took effect today.

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