Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statements 2022: Waterways Ireland

9:30 am

Mr. John McDonagh:

When Waterways Ireland decided to work to reopen the Royal Canal and bring it to the shape it is in, it started to look at registration of its property. That initiative was put in place and ran until 2018 or 2019. That was the priority. As part of that, we started to make inroads into registration of the property. The body, when it was formed, was an amalgam of a range of agencies. Title, property deeds and all of that documentation was spread over many agencies.