Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Registration of Title
Question 254: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding an application for a vesting certificate in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; the next stage of the process; the length of time same will take. [41390/09]
I can inform the Deputy that under the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006, the Property Registration Authority (PRA) was established as and from 4 November, 2006. The PRA replaces the Registrar of Deeds and Titles as the registering authority in relation to property registration in Ireland and, subject to the above Act, is independent in the performance of its functions. The Deputy will be aware of the service to T.D.s and Senators which provides information on the current status of applications, such as the subject of this question, which was introduced in May 2006. The service provides a speedier, more efficient and more cost effective alternative to submitting Parliamentary Questions. It is operated by the PRA and is available all year round. I can further inform the Deputy that his query has been forwarded to the PRA for attention and direct reply via the above mentioned service.